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I’ve just been doing some weeding in the borders around my house. I’m one of those people who will dig when and where you say but know very little about plants. I apologise for my ignorance but can someone tell me if this is a plant or a weed before I get rid of it please? It’s spread out over the ground with green leaves and what looks like purple flowers developing. It also has very thin wiry stems forming a lattice over the ground. A bit like ivy I guess. 

Any help would be appreciated. Many thanks. 



  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,145
    Ajuga reptans?  Ground cover plant with green, purple or variegated leaves and little spikes of blue flowers that pollinators love. 
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,115
    That was my thought too @Obelixx.
    It can be a nuisance, and can spread quite rapidly @Edward.francis, but it's easy enough to pull out if it gets a bit rampant. Not very deep rooted   :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Thank you. 👍
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