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Please Id this in my veg patch

IlikeplantsIlikeplants W Mids Posts: 751
It doesn’t seem to have a scent really.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,327
    Looks to me like Anagallis arvensis aka Scarlet Pimpernel or Poor Man’s Weatherglass. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants W Mids Posts: 751
    Thanks @Dovefromabove
    Interesting, I’ll let it live somewhere else.
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,681
    Thanks @Dovefromabove
    Interesting, I’ll let it live somewhere else.
    Maybe better to remove it completely.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,327
    I agree … there’ll be plenty more where that came from … a common weed on cultivated ground. 😊  
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,681
    edited 14 April
    Stellaria media ..common name chickweed looks similar.
    It has round stems.
    Tiny white flowers.
    While Scarlet pimpernel has square stems.

    Either way maybe better to remove it completely.

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants W Mids Posts: 751
    Oh a weed. I thought if it was a bigger flower. The problem with trying to save everything haha
  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants W Mids Posts: 751
    Thank you for showing me the error of my ways @Dovefromabove and @Silver surfer
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,327
    edited 14 April
    Wildflowers are weeds and weeds are wildflowers. 

    Scarlet pimpernel is a pretty little thing and as a child I loved the way it’s flowers closed when rain was coming … so I’m fond of it … but I wouldn’t grow it on purpose and I hoe it out of my veg patch. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants W Mids Posts: 751
    I’ve hoed the veg bed, it was therapeutic. A lot of forget me not seedlings and I noticed more pignuts. 
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