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Does anyone know what this plant is please?

BobMcFishBobMcFish Posts: 44
Hi
This has appeared in my planter. I don’t know what it is. Does anybody recognise it please?
TIA

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  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 1,819
    Maybe chenopodium album, fat hen plant.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,639
    The leaves are quite pointy, I wonder if it could be Datura Stramonium, Thorn Apple.
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 1,819
    I definitely see what you mean, yes.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,441
    Daturas are popping up all over my Squash patch this year. Goodness knows how they got here … there was only one last year and I didn’t let it seed. I’ll uproot these after they’ve flowered. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • BobMcFishBobMcFish Posts: 44
    Thanks. So, most probably a weed. I will pull it out
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,441
    A ‘weed’ but one with a beautiful flower … subject of several paintings by the famous artist 

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimson_Weed_(painting)  

    I let mine flower but pull them up before the fascinating spiky seed pod is fully developed. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • BobMcFishBobMcFish Posts: 44
    Thank you Dove. The same can be said of the Bindweed flowers but you really don’t want to leave that plant unchecked. I have spent several weekends digging that out of my garden 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,441
    Oh no!  That’s a vey different kettle of fish. We once took over a garden where the Greater Bindweed reached the bedroom windowsills! It took us two years to beat it … but we did. Give that one an inch and it takes several yards!  😠 
    Datura isn’t like that. 😊 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • BobMcFishBobMcFish Posts: 44
    😀👍 unfortunately I may never beat it because it is coming under my fences from my neighbours on both sides 😩. I meticulously dug the roots out as much as possible from underneath a large bush which I can’t bring myself to chop down because the birds use it as a safe place from which to flit over to my feeders, whereas the Goldfinches simply perch on the feeders indefinitely - as bold as brass 😀
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,441
    ‘Ours’ was coming in from next door. After we’d dug it all out we painted glyphosate on any leaf that dared to appear and left it to translocate to the roots. It worked, but I always kept a pot of Round Up gel in the shed. (you can make your own by mixing Roundup with a little wallpaper paste … sorry if I’m teaching my grandmother etc) 😉 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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