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Now that the weather is brightening up I have finally ventured into my poor neglected garden. Before I start digging up the good bits is there anybody who could identify whether this is a weed or a plant, thank you.

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  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    Not sure but it looks just like those grasses that grow in boggy areas in the woods.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,142

    It's soft rush - juncus effusus - grows in damp meadows etc.  If you want a bog garden it's a plant, but if you want a lawn then it's a weed. image

    In years gone by it was used to make 'rush lights' a cheap substitute for candles, made by soaking the pith in tallow (animal fat obtained after cooking).

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,142

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    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Wonderful, thank you all image

    Can't say I live in a particularly boggy area, if anything the soil round here is very sandy. Must be down to weather we have had of late lol

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    Also grows on poor soil.

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 48,971

    Dove - I don't believe that about candles - I think you're taking the pith...image

    They grow everywhere up here. Lots of wet ground.  Easy to pull out though wpp. image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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