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Help with weed (?) identification please

jonny_burnjonny_burn Posts: 3
Hi all, I’ve just moved house and am new to garden ownership. I’ve been advised to leave the garden to see what grows. I’ve seen daffs, bluebells, crocuses and tulips amongst many others, so I’m very pleased to watch it. However I’m seeing a lot of these with reddish stalks in the attached pictures. Does anyone know what they are please? I assume they are weeds and have hooked some out but if anyone could give it a name (and then I know whether to weed or not to weed...) I’d be very grateful. Thank you in advance!

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    The first photo looks like shrub/tree suckers/sapling (possibly lilac?) and may need to be dug-out if you don't want them.  The rest are all types of willowherbs and should pull-up easily with their shallow roots.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • jonny_burnjonny_burn Posts: 3
    Thanks Bob!
  • jonny_burnjonny_burn Posts: 3
    Thanks Bob!
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