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Paul6Paul6 Posts: 2

Hi all,

Complete beginner here.....just wondering if anyone can help me confirm if the plant below is a weed or vegetable/plant....

I have searched high and low and the only item i can find similar is a Canada Thistle?

Please excuse my ignorance!






  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,737

    Hi Paul image

    It looks to me like a seedling of one of the ornamental poppies (commonly called opium poppies) - they seed themselves around all over the place and the seeds keep coming up for years afterwards.

    As a weed is a plant in the wrong place, if this is in your veg patch it's probably best regarded as a weed.  If you want to transplant it to a flower bed you can try, but in my experience they don't take very kindly to being transplanted.

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

  • Chris 22Chris 22 Posts: 10

    Looks like  a poppy to me too.

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Poppy says me image

  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    Ditto - I thought poppy too.

  • Paul6Paul6 Posts: 2
    Thanks very much! Yes it is in my earmarked vegetable patch, actuslly there are two of them.

    Think I will take the risk and have a go at transplanting them both.

    Much appreciated Dove and all.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,982

    If you move it with a large enough lump of soil it won't know the difference

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

    I just love poppies.If you collect the seeds Paul you can have a lot more for next year.

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