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I am not sure if this is a weed or a plant but it is spreading all over so I am tempted to get rid of them - any advice please?


  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,267
    Looks like Arum maculatum. Most people think it is a weed.
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  • Lynn142Lynn142 Posts: 127
    After checking that plant name, you’re probably right so thank you for replying to my query. We did think it was that one too so will now start to remove them as they are all over our garden!
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,468
    All parts are poisonous. Wash your hands in addition to the usual CV job😉
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  • Lynn142Lynn142 Posts: 127
    Many thanks for that warning!! 
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,432
    If you want to dig them up, dig deep - there will be a long white stem with a knobbly corm at the bottom.  You need to remove the knobbly bit or they'll re-grow next year.
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • Lynn142Lynn142 Posts: 127
    Thanks for that tip! 
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