Plant or weed?

4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

Hi forumers

I have this growing in a couple of places in my garden. . . but am not sure whether I need to pull it or leave it image Can you help please?


 Thanks image


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 42,882

    One of the sow thistles/milk thistles - a weed, pull it up and give it to someone's pet rabbit - very good for them. 

    Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes. 
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,066

    I'd say sow thistle as well

  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    Thanks ladies image 

    I don't know anyone with a rabbit so up it will come and into the brown bin it will go image

  • Mrs GMrs G Posts: 336

    They have a long tap root so daisy grubber/long knife is the best tool for removing it.

  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    Thanks Mrs G image Why do all the weeds have the hardest roots to get out? image Should come out nicely from the wet soil though, if the dandelions I've pulled are anything to go by!

  • Mrs GMrs G Posts: 336

    That's why they are so great at becoming weeds I guess.  Definitely easy to remove them in wet/damp soil otherwise the tap root just snaps. image  Creeping clover is my nemesis right now, loves our wet clay soil.

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