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I spotted a weed in Monty Don’s garden

It was a couple of episodes ago, I think it was in his veg patch. There was a red oxalis with tiny yellow flowers. I hate that weed more than another. It made me feel better that even he had it. Anyone else noticed it?


  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,408
    I can say with complete confidence that no-one will ever spot a weed in my garden o:)
    There never has and never will be just 1!
    However, tidying my GH yesterday I spotted something that looked suspiciously like an oxalis in one pot. Am waiting for confirmation, as there have been none here for many, many years!
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 8,040
    That was not a weed, it was a native plant in its natural environment.  Get with the times please. :D
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,051
    KT53 said:
    That was not a weed, it was a native plant in its natural environment.  Get with the times please. :D
    It's a flippin' weed of biblical proprtions in MY garden
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 8,040
    I've spent the past several days relocation native plants.  They look absolutely wonderful in their new location - the green recycling bin. :D
  • a1154a1154 Posts: 1,058
    Monty likes lots of plants that are detestable weeds for me. I hate forget me not and at the moment I really hate cow parsley. 
  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants Posts: 894
    Also I know that if I spotted this weed there then it’s likely he has it in many other places because the seed pods explode and once the get in your paving area it’s a lost battle.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,090
    Of course he has weeds. It's just that most of the time, the areas shown on tv will be 'amended' beforehand  ;)

    I love cow parsley - easy to pull out if it gets ideas above it's station. I hate forget me nots though - the colour affects my brain in a very negative way. All pale blue flowers do   :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • gjautosgjautos Posts: 395
    I love cow parsley, and forget me nots. Both easy to pull up if they get too comfortable!
  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,455
    I love / hate forget me nots.  I have never had them in any other garden but in this one they are prolific.  They unify the whole garden at the beginning of spring but if I'm not quick they go black and horrid and stop other plants growing nicely.  Kecksie (as they call Cow Parsley in these parts) is lovely on the other side of the fence.  Makes a gorgeous wispy screen.
  • Slow-wormSlow-worm Posts: 1,414
    Two words to make me spit fire; Geum and spurge. 
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