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What is it called?are the plants behind it with no flowers the same plant species?

JancreedyJancreedy Posts: 21



  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 35,793
    Hi Jancreedy. Its a weed called willowherb. i'm not sure about the ones behind.
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  • LynLyn Posts: 21,343
    That’s one weed I don’t let flower in my garden! The others are blurred but look the same. 
    Perhaps you can take a clearer photo of what’s at the back. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • JancreedyJancreedy Posts: 21
    Here is a better picture
  • JancreedyJancreedy Posts: 21
    They are not what I planted at all !Type your comment
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Posts: 7,941
    Yes, willowherb with the pink flowers.  That shape of leaf is very common both for weeds and for lovely cultivated plants, unfortunately - sometimes you just have to wait until you see the whites of their eyes (if you see what I mean - pink, in your case) before ripping them out.
    The seedling on the right in your lower photo, with rather pinkish young leaves, could be a goat willow (Salix caprea), I think.  Maybe some of the others too...
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  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,162
    I think you may have a fine collection of willowherb there, but l am not 100% sure.
    What did you think they were ? You won't be the first person this has happened to - l was nurturing what was supposed to be an aquilegia, but it wasn't 🙄😁
  • JancreedyJancreedy Posts: 21
    I thought it might be willow herb. But when I googled it they showed a really tall version and this is small. The plants behind haven't flowered yet . They grew where I planted several other plants completely not this. And so many of them. I am guessing it was in the compost I purchased for growing the seeds in. I will dispose of them.
  • JancreedyJancreedy Posts: 21
    😄😄😄😄😄😄😄 maybe I will wait for the whites (pink) of their eyes. They are very healthy at the moment 😄 I will get rid of the one flowering as don't want them taking over. I will monitor the ones currently growing in my wildlife garden and make sure they don't go to seed.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,984
    there are many willowherbs, tall and short. Remove the willowherb and the Willows and take another photo of what's left :) 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • JancreedyJancreedy Posts: 21
    They all look vaguely the same!!????
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