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BeefleyBeefley DevonPosts: 51
Does anyone know what this is please?  Has been dug up from a neighbour's garden and am wondering if it's worth keeping.  It has very soft leaves, bit like a sedum, with reddish stems, about 2ft tall where it's not been chopped off. Thanks everyone.

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,852
    It looks like Linaria - toadflax
    I have lots of it and it looks great - but does self seed everywhere

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 7,658
    I agree, Linaria purpurea. I like it and always keep some, but I weed out loads of its seedlings regularly so if you don't want to do that, make sure to deadhead it before the seeds scatter.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,135
    One of my favourites, I leave it to self seed and it turns up everywhere.  The bees love it. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • I grow it, but it hardly self-seeds at all on my clay soil, so it depends on your soil.
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 7,658
    That's interesting. My soil is light and sandy, and they come up like mustard-and-cress.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,852
    My soil is Essex clay and they thrive here
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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