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PyraPyra Central Scotland Posts: 152
Hello, I have some weeds that have appeared recently, and I'm not sure what they are. Also, are they bad, or alright to leave? 
Weed 1

Weed 2

Weed 3

This one is everywhere. 
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,179
    That last one is willow herb. Pull them out before you have millions  ;)
    1 is just a wee sedum - no problem there
    2 is ground elder I think. You may need weedkiller for that. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • PyraPyra Central Scotland Posts: 152
    Thanks Fairygirl! 
  • rachelQrtJHBjbrachelQrtJHBjb South BucksPosts: 808
    1 Sedum, as stated by other contributor
    2 is an elder seedling, as in the shrub. I get these in my garden. It does not look like ground elder. However, there is a thistle growing next to it.
    3 Is a willowherb. 
  • PyraPyra Central Scotland Posts: 152
    Thanks Rachel. If its an elder seeding can I leave it? 
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,629
    The elder will grow into a tree and the position doesn't look suitable for one, so best removed while it's small.
  • PyraPyra Central Scotland Posts: 152
    Thanks Jenny, I'm assuming moving it into a pot would be better for now?
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,629
    If you really want an elder and can get the roots out intact then you could put it in a pot for now. Nothing to lose if it doesn't take.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,677
    Pyra88, please note that Fairygirl and rachelQrtjHBjb state it is 'ground elder' and not the same as Elder tree/shrub. Ground elder is a herbaceous plant that is considered invasive and not in my opinion worthy of growing-on in a pot.
  • PyraPyra Central Scotland Posts: 152
    Ahh, thanks! Haha, I'm getting mixed up with the tree! 😂 That makes more sense. I was wondering how a tree ended up there, there aren't any nearby. 
  • rachelQrtJHBjbrachelQrtJHBjb South BucksPosts: 808
    Pyra88, please note that Fairygirl and rachelQrtjHBjb state it is 'ground elder' and not the same as Elder tree/shrub. Ground elder is a herbaceous plant that is considered invasive and not in my opinion worthy of growing-on in a pot.
    I said it wasn't ground elder, but a small elder tree. Pyr88, I wouldn't save the elder. You are better buying a name variety. I find small seedlings of my Pink Lace all over the place but they are never as good as the parent.
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