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MessynessyMessynessy Posts: 60

Can anyone please identify this growing at the edge of my lawn. 


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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,404
    Hypericum possibly. It can be a nuisance. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,940
    Definitely on both counts @Fairygirl,  spent the last couple of days digging them out.  My own fault for not cutting them down before the berries ripened. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze South NottsPosts: 1,215
    I have never had one single seedling from the three Hypericums that I grow. They are a dark leaved form but doubt it that would make a difference.
  • MessynessyMessynessy Posts: 60
    That’s interesting thank you. It’s the first one I’ve found in my garden. I’ll pull it out tomorrow. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,404
    I hate the things @Lyn , apart from when they have the berries. The flowers make my teeth ache because of the brash colour.  :D
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Loraine3Loraine3 Posts: 517
    Kept under control they're fine, I cut them to the ground in Spring and get the lovely berries on new wood. (They often come in florist bouquets)
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze South NottsPosts: 1,215
    I cut mine back each spring. They do grow in full sun, think the lack of seed may be the heavy soil 
  • BlueBirderBlueBirder Posts: 165
    Definitely hypericum, beautiful if you love bright yellow. Lots of cultivars but the wild ones and some cultivars can self seed pretty well so will spread. 
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze South NottsPosts: 1,215
    @Messynessy The leaves will be a plain green as season progresses but then you get the flowers. They can get big and very woody if they are left unpruned. Lots of new ones in the G Centres different coloured leaves and berries.
  • MessynessyMessynessy Posts: 60
    Thanks everyone. It’s always interesting to find out about new plants. On second thoughts I think I’ll keep it. 
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