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Does anyone know what these plants/weeds are?

I have these weeds/plants growing by the steam running through my garden, however I don’t know whether to cut them down or not. 


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    That's Lapsana communis (aka Nipplewort), a common weed/wildflower:

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • a.nagraa.nagra Posts: 2
    Thank you BobtheGardener.

    i am new to garden so still getting my head around everything that is growing. 

    Would you be be able to help with these...

  • ejessop13ejessop13 Posts: 5
    I'm sorry to say but that looks like Japanese Knotweed.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    I agree, the last two photos look like Japanese Knotweed.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,996
    I agree. JKW. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    edited June 2020
    Agree, unfortunately. :'(
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,358
    Agree - and some willowherb as well, into the bargain, in that last pic.

    At least that can just be pulled out...unlike the JK. :/
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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