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A couple of plant I.D's please

Jack 3Jack 3 Posts: 360

Hello all again!

A couple of new things are popping up in the garden and wondered if anyone could ID them.

1)The first one popped up in my Lupins which are still in a plant pot.


 3)These are everywhere!

 4) Quite a lot of these

 5) Finally, this little one on it's own, just appeared near the new tree I planted.

 Cheers all!



  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,417

    I don't know what that seedling is

    2 herb robert, Geranium robertianum

    3 some other weed geranium

    4 buttercup

    5 aquilegia

    That's more than a couple Jackimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Jack 3Jack 3 Posts: 360

    Cheers nutcutlet, sorry, should have said a few. I'm going to look those things up now thanks. Glad there's a buttercup, I love them, never noticed the leaves of them before though.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,417

    That sort of buttercup is a bit invasive around the garden Jack , it makes runners especially in heavy damp soil where it's most difficult to get out. Keep an eye on it

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Jack 3Jack 3 Posts: 360

    OK, thanks, will do. I'll have to get another picture of that seedling, I took that a few days back, it's getting really big.

  • BluebaronBluebaron Posts: 226




  • first seedling might be a nicotiana silvestris (tobacco plant) seedling. They're usually that colour - slightly furry to touch? If so, lovely plant but you'll want to move it as it will grow very tall

  • number 2 looks very like my geranium palmatum - not like other hardy geraniums, has shiny leaves that stay on the plant all winter. If it is, it will grow very big and you will get one big stalk that then have lots of shoots with pink or white geranium flowers. Quite spectacular but takes up a lot of space 1m/ 1m. Could just be Herb Robert though as Nut says!  I suggest you pot up these unidentified plants and see what they do - could be a pleasant surprise, but if it is Herb Robert, get rid of it as it is a prolific self-seeder and prone to take over

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,417

    Jack, re the seedling. What else have you sowed. That doesn't look like any weed in my collection.

    Nicotiana sylvestris seedlings are tiny at the first true leaf stage, very tricky to prick out when you've sown them too thicklyimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Jack 3Jack 3 Posts: 360

    Hi Ginglygangly, thank you for the feedback. I've got a lot of flowering tobacco seedlings, that I'm growing so I don't think it's that. The ones I'm sowing are all taking a long time grow, whilst this thing growing not far away has shot up. 

    Here's another picture, it's about five to six inches wide leaf tip to leaf tip.

     Here it is next to my flowering tobacco which came out well before this, so I hope it's not the same or I'm doing something seriously wrong with my seedlings.

     I know my seedlings are overcrowded image I read that you should pinch out the ones that aren't as strong to soil level. I'm just waiting until I dare to do that and prick them out and repot them.

  • Jack 3Jack 3 Posts: 360

    Ha, just read your comment nutcutlet, coincidence.

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