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Have I been growing a weed  for several months? Pic.

young codgeryoung codger Posts: 448
At the time I potted this up, I must have been convinced that I knew what it was. Several months later I have no idea. Some sort of 'cuckoo plant' that has taken over the pot maybe? It lives outdoors. Just fetched it in to take photos. It seems to be quite healthy apart from a couple of singed leaves. 

I'm hoping it is something more interesting than a weed. Looks a bit like a Beech.
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,682
    unless you want a massive goat willow tree: then, yes, you have
    Devon.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,531
    A boring tree. 
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 4,460
    These things love turning up in pots :/

    It's not gardenworthy but excellent for wildlife, maybe plant it on some waste ground somewhere that is lacking in trees.
  • young codgeryoung codger Posts: 448
    Is it Willow trees that should be kept well away from houses, due to the damage they can cause to foundations? Or is that something slighty different?
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,682
    willows are noted for vigorous, far reaching, water loving root systems. Which is why they're so often seen by lakes / rivers etc
    Devon.
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,901
    Time for some gorilla gardening.  Put on your nicest balaclava, grab your mat black trowel, and go set it free.
    Utah, USA.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,483
    Um ... guerilla gardening     not   🦍 😉 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • B3B3 Posts: 21,531
    Maybe @Blue Onion disguises him/ herself in a gorilla suit. Great camouflage under certain conditions.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,901
    @Dovefromabove LOL 😆  Thanks for the correction.. I never noticed it was spelled different!  Learning happens every day!

    @B3 It would probably make an excellent get-up for guerilla gardening.. except in the US where one would most likely end up shot, mistaken for big foot or some other nonsense.   
    Utah, USA.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,682
    @Dovefromabove LOL 😆  Thanks for the correction.. I never noticed it was spelled different!  Learning happens every day!

    @B3 It would probably make an excellent get-up for guerilla gardening.. except in the US where one would most likely end up shot, mistaken for big foot or some other nonsense.   
    especially if it was a black gorilla
    Devon.
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