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A few big weeds/plants ID please

msqingxiaomsqingxiao North LondonPosts: 345
First year gardening, so there are more mysterious weeds/plants growing in the garden than the new ones we bought.... Could you please help ID? Thanks!

Plant #1: Some sort of bramble? It's got thorns and even a bit of green flowers (in the first pic)? Wonder if it will bear fruits... 

Plant #2: Two of the same kind. Look like kale but I'm pretty they are not....



Plant #3: Looks quite common but don't know the name...



Plant #4: Got purple stems, and one is starting to have some pink flower buds on top


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  • I think #3 could be a raspberry and #4 looks like stocks although the purple stem is throwing me…
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,564
    1. Brambles.
    2. Ive never grown Kale , looks a bit like ragwort.
    3. Looks like a tree sucker.
    4. & 5.  Types of Willowherb. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,337
    Agree with @Lyn apart from 3 which I also think looks like raspberry.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • msqingxiaomsqingxiao North LondonPosts: 345
    Thanks all! Sounds like I should:
    #1 Bramble: It was covered by the thick ivy so we didn't see it flower, and not sure if it'll bear fruit. But given that it's not really in the way of anything and not a huge bush yet we'll probably keep it for now and see what happens, cut back when needed
    #2 Ragwort: Will get rid of it
    #3 Raspberry: Will keep it, though it's currently growing under a palm tree and in the most shady part of the garden. Will see if it bears fruit this year and consider moving it to another location
    #4 Willowherb: Will keep it for the flowers for now but consider pulling some up later on... seems to be very invasive... 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,351
    Don’t let the Willowherb seed … its fluffy seeds float on the air and get everywhere … you will be sorry and your neighbours will be most unhappy 😢 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • msqingxiaomsqingxiao North LondonPosts: 345
    Don’t let the Willowherb seed … its fluffy seeds float on the air and get everywhere … you will be sorry and your neighbours will be most unhappy 😢 
    Thanks for the advice Dove! Will pull them all up as soon as they flower (to confirm the ID) then!
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