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Weed or seeds?

Bill_and_BenBill_and_Ben Histon, near Cambridge, UKPosts: 157
I've a crop of something in my dry raised bed that I don't think I've sown. Looks healthy but not like any other weeds I've had. Anyone know what it is?

My location: Histon, near Cambridge, UK


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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,359
    Rosebay Willow Herb, weed. Remove before flowering.
    1 years seeds = 7 years weeds.
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,483
    Looks like one of the willow herb family. I’d weed them out. 
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,483
    Ah ... didn’t see you there @punkdoc 😊 
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  • Bill_and_BenBill_and_Ben Histon, near Cambridge, UKPosts: 157
    Thank you punkdoc and Dovefromabove - I've not even heard of this one! I will be on it tomorrow as I have lots of time on my hands right now  :/
    My location: Histon, near Cambridge, UK


  • susan gloversusan glover Posts: 94
    edited March 2020
    Forget me nots.?
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,419
    It's the perennial version of willow herb. Easy to pull out though  :)
    You'll probably have some of the annual ones appearing too - they look slightly different, but yo can post a pic of those when they appear. As long as you deadhead the pinky/purple flowers you can keep them in check.

    Just make sure you do though - each flower head can produce around 100,000 seeds  ;)  
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