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HumblebeaHumblebea Posts: 38

These are growing wild in my garden. I’m not sure if they are the same plants. Are they weeds I should dig up?


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    edited May 2021
    The second is definitely Geum urbanum, a weed you don't want (the seeds get caught in clothing and pet hair etc., and it spreads ike wildfire from them.  I think the first photo is of seedlings of the same plant.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • B3B3 Posts: 26,573
    The top one looks like coriander to me.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FireFire Posts: 17,403
    me too
  • HumblebeaHumblebea Posts: 38
    edited May 2021
    Thanks everyone. I also have greater periwinkle popping up all over the garden. Will it smother the other plants or is it ok to let it grow? I quite like it!
  • B3B3 Posts: 26,573
    It's a bit of a thug. Keep an eye on it. It will root where the stems touch the ground and from roots underground. Easy enough to dig out when young but harder as it matures. Keep it trimmed to stop it tangling into other plants.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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