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Does anyone recognise this ? I think it could be a weed.

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    Looks like Welsh poppy (Papaver cambricum) to me.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • If that’s the case it’s staying 😊 - thanks Bob. Can anyone confirm this ?
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532
    My first thought was creeping buttercup, but I think Bob's right.  Welsh poppies and I live in a state of armed neutrality.  I do like them, but they have a way of growing everywhere but where they're wanted.  They self-seed like crazy.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    edited April 2020
    There's a photo about half way down this page:
    Note they are called Meconopsis cambrica now I think. :) They do indeed self-seed a lot but are easily recognised and pulled-up from where you don't want them.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Thank you both, I see it from the link and I agree it’s the same thing 😊😊
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,587
    As soon as the flowers pass, pull off the flower head. My garden is full of them.
    They seem to manage to seed themselves in the middle of clumps of other stuff and their tap roots make them difficult to remove
    Devon.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    Hostafan1 said:
    As soon as the flowers pass, pull off the flower head. My garden is full of them.
    They seem to manage to seed themselves in the middle of clumps of other stuff and their tap roots make them difficult to remove

    True, if you don't get them out as seedlings, the perennial tap root forms and they can then be more difficult.  I don't know if it's my clay soil, but they don't go too crazy here.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • ValleysgirlValleysgirl Wales Posts: 223

  • ValleysgirlValleysgirl Wales Posts: 223
    Look I've got the same! I find them turning up in pots , planters around the gravelled pond and their special ! Because I'm Welsh and proud, Enjoy.
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