What have I got here

nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,230

This has appeared in my garden.

I don't recognise it as anything I've grown before though I expect I must have.

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 Does anyone recognise it?

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  • KEFKEF Posts: 8,915

    Nut if you don't know crikey help us image 

    If it didn't look a bit hairy at the base I'd say spinach. I often get poisoned imageimage

  • Sprig2Sprig2 Posts: 75

    To me the leaves look similar to dock leaves. Obviously it is not a dock or you would know what it was. Could it be something from the same family?

  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    Could be a Hardy Gerbera?

     

    The seedlings to the left look like Gerbera seedlings too

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,230

    Thanks Sprig, I know docks all too well and it's not.

    Matt, I had to google gerbera, I think mine will be a hardy plant, unless it's come in from outside the garden. The nearest outside the garden offers a choice of wheat, barley, rape and sugar beet, I don't think it's any of those

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,230

    KEF, I'm not going to test it but it doesn't look like spinach in reality

  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    I did edit my post nut, you can get hardy Gerberas which grow very well in the UK as far as I understand.

    Would be nice to identify a plant that you dont know! image

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,473

    Initially I thought it looked like a brassica of some kind but those fine hairs at the base of the leaves don't look right for that.  I seem to recognise it but can't quite put my finger on it at the moment.  Something is having a munch at it, so hope it survives long enough for identification, nut!

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,230
    Mattbeer87 wrote (see)

    I did edit my post nut, you can get hardy Gerberas which grow very well in the UK as far as I understand.

    Would be nice to identify a plant that you dont know! image

     

    There's lots of plants I don't know Matt, alpines and  tender exotics for a start, including hardy gerberasimage

     

    Bob, it looks familiar to me as well, I hope I'm not nurturing another high quality weedimage

     

  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    I'm 99.9% sure it's a Gerbera.

    Here is the one currently growing on my windowsill

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     I must admit the leaves do look weed like, the flowers more than make up for it though and I should imagine the bees would enjoy them too.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,230

    I'll let it develop a bit and see what happens. Matt, now you've shown me gerbera I realise I have seen them about. I don't think it's a gerbera 

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