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Friend or foe?

Spotted this alongside my Astilbes. Going by the amount of growth it's quickly put on I'm thinking it maybe a bit of a thug that I need to remove? There again it could be something that's self seeded that I don't recognise. Any ideas please?


  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,128
    Looks a little like Elder ; if not wanted then discard .
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,877
    I agree with @Paul B3
    that looks like the native Common Elder Sambucus Nigra. 

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

  • BettyWalesBettyWales Posts: 71
    Many thanks both. It's certainly not in the right place and not something I really want anyway so I'm afraid it's days are numbered! 😖
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