What is this

CamelliadCamelliad Posts: 81
I'm assuming that this is something I should be digging out- it's growing too well. But before I do I'd like to know what it is. Does anyone recognise it?


  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 3,333
    Might need another photo taken further away to get an idea of its growth habit. It looks like a Candytuft plant. Possibly wild Candytuft, Iberis Amara. 
  • CamelliadCamelliad Posts: 81
    Thank you @Borderline here is another photo

  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 3,333
    Thanks for the second photo. I'm afraid I'm none the wiser with this.

    They look a bit like Dianthus Deltoides, but a wild guess here. If you have a few, weed some of them out and leave a few clumps to see how they grow.

    Hopefully someone else may recognise it. 
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 27,188
    They remind me of the forget me nots I have in my garden.
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 27,947
    I think they look a bit like that too @Ladybird4, but the one behind also looks a bit like a Knapweed. 

    Are these all the same plants? The original pic looks different from that last one. Are they just at different stages?
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  • CamelliadCamelliad Posts: 81
    Thank you everyone. Sorry I've confused you all.

    Yes same plant but could be a few different types growing very close to eachother. I do have forget me nots - I think that's the plant at the top of the photo? The one in the middle is the one I can't work out. It was all so overgrown last year that I pulled everything out and didn't look. This year there are still so many weeds but my positive take on it is that they are at least growing in clumps rather than one big mass of impenetrability.

    I'm grateful that the bindweed hasn't kicked into gear yet...
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