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LottieGYLottieGY Posts: 45

Anyone know what this is? I don't remember seeing it last year when we moved in. It has sprung up since I cut the poppies back. 

As usual, sorry for the sideways pic!

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  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    Houttuynia Cordata... invasive, but pretty white flowers...

  • LottieGYLottieGY Posts: 45

    Thank you for the replies. 

    Would it be content to be moved to another spot? The space its in is pretty sparsely populated so I wad considering using this spot for my rose bush. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,255

    It's the sort of plant you can move and then you've got it in 2 places. It can be quite hard to get rid of 

  • LottieGYLottieGY Posts: 45

    Ah, ok I'll bear that in mind. So I'm guessing then that if I dig it up to plant my rose there, it'll probably spring up again around the rose? I'm not sure if I should try it anyway or if this is a recipe for disaster. What would people recommend? Sorry for yet another question! 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,255

    Ask as many questions as you like Lottie

    I'm fairly tolerant of invasive plants as I have a large garden. It's quite pretty, it depends how much you like it.

    I can guarantee that several people will tell you to get rid of it and they may well have the right idea.

  • LottieGYLottieGY Posts: 45

    Thank you for the replies. 

    Would it be content to be moved to another spot? The space its in is pretty sparsely populated so I wad considering using this spot for my rose bush. 

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,271

    I keep it for the smell. If you crush the leaves it is like bitter oranges. It also likes damp areas so I have it next to the pond in the boggy bit.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • LottieGYLottieGY Posts: 45

    Wonderful. Thank you all. I might give it a go at moving it to make space for the rose and then just keep a really good eye on it. Watch this space for the post asking how to rid a garden of crazily overgrown houttunia!

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