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Another uninvited strange plant creeping across the back of a border. More weeds?

Kathy46Kathy46 Posts: 36



  • Pauline 7Pauline 7 Posts: 2,238
    I don't know what it is,  but I will be interested to find out.  I think it is beautiful. 
    West Yorkshire
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,415
    Woodruff, Galium odoratum. Lovely woodland plant

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • I was going to say it looks nothing like the Woodruff I've got growing in my garden, but I presume the flowers are white, not pale blue as they look in the photo ? How tall is it ? most of mine is about 9 inches in old money .. 
    No-one knows if you have done your house-work, but everyone knows is you haven't done your gardening 
  • Kathy46Kathy46 Posts: 36
    Yes, the flowers are bright white.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,940
    Needs a bit of controlling, it spreads enthusiastically.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • JellyfireJellyfire Posts: 1,139
    It does spread but its easy to pull out. I love it, great for ground cover in shady woody areas
  • joanna65joanna65 Posts: 75
    It is a very useful ground cover plant for shady areas and will spread right up to the trunk of a tree or a to a fence or wall which can sometimes be areas that are hard to grow anything in. I love it and as others have said if it gets out of control it is easy to remove. 
  • FireFire Posts: 18,941
    edited April 2022
    I love it too. It will grow anywhere, in any conditions.
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 4,207
    Wrong colour.
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,783
    No it isn't @Papi Jo, that's just the photo. It's white in real life, see above.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
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