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Novice gardener, are these weeds?

Hi, novice gardener here so please excuse the silly question but are these weeds that have exploded on our beds between the plants or have some plants set seed? They seem to come back even after repeat hoeing. 

I saw on last nights program that monty sometimes lifts and replanted seeds set by plants so I’d like to know what these are. 

Many thanks


  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,618
    Not nearly a close enough view to identify what they are.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,969
    Hello and welcome t the forum 😊

    Some of them look a bit like one of the sorrel family. 

    What was growing there before?

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • LynLyn Posts: 23,080
    Does this help to identify

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • edhelkaedhelka Posts: 2,350
    Yes, it's a sorrel. Nightmarish. The rosettes are connected with thin long creeping roots and spread this way. It spreads quickly and regrows easily if you don't get everything out.
  • Oh thank you for the quick replies and I just looked sorrel up and it’s definitely that. The lawn has a lot of that on it too when left to grow a little which I’m trying to overcome with normal lawn treatments. There is a large pine tree that sheds its needles all over this area so will be acidic I expect. 

    I was was going to hoe and then mulch the area but I guess I’ll need to dig a little to get the roots out...oh joy. 

    Thanks again. 
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