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The above has been in my garden for several years. I have always treated it as a weed but ....... it isn't an ugly plant and has a unique and not unpleasant strong scent.

I have looked on-line for a matching picture and, whilst there are one or two similar - none seem to match exactly. It produces pink / purple flowers during summer and spreads indiscriminately - however, it is very easy to pull up.

Any advice / information gratefully received!




  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,422

    It's Herb Robert. Geranium robertianum. Annual, easy to pull out. 

    I like them, I always allow a few to stay

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • SupernoodleSupernoodle Posts: 954

    I get those in my gravel driveway. Really like them as quite wide but really easy to pull out....looks like I've been weeding for hours... image

  • MoobloonMoobloon Posts: 24

    Thanks both - as you say, very easy to pull and not a major nuisance. I was just concerned that I had been consistently getting rid of something the previous owner had considered a plant!

    I will follow your example, Nutcutlet, and let a few grow on.image

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