What plant is growing in my garden?

MichukMichuk Posts: 32

What plant is growing in my garden?


 What plant is growing in my garden?



  • DaintinessDaintiness Posts: 949

    Looks like a weed to me.

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 12,119

    Does to me too.

  • Peat BPeat B Posts: 441
    Bloody stuff grows everywhere. It's a nuisance, invasive and needs to be chucked rather than composted. I don't know the name of it, but if it is what I think it is, it is similar to a sort of ground elder. Uproot it carefully after loosening the soil around it, and cast it into the bin to be dealt with by the council !
  • I agree it looks like one of the weeds I constantly pull out of soil and plantpots although I can't tell its size compared to a pound coin for example?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,255

    Looks like one of the willowherbs to me

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    There was a thread about this last week but I can't find it, it is a weed and I have it too.  On the plus side it comes up really easily and doesn't have deep roots so just keep pulling it up and hoe regularly.  I think it is an annual weed but self seeds.  At least it's not horsetail, that is a nightmare image

  • MichukMichuk Posts: 32

    thanks -- i took it out.


  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,017

    Nutcutlet is right,it looks like one of the willowherbs,probably rose bay willowherb. I saw a documentary about London in the blitz where this plant would colonise bomb sites,it loves burnt ground and I think many of those poor people were possibly glad of it considering their situation.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,255

    It's not rosebay wh. that has a reddish colour in leaf.

    Rosebay wh is food for the elephant hawkmoth. I don't know what the various others are good for

  • sunnysarahsunnysarah Posts: 62

    I get these but just pull em out when I see them, I don't worry to much bout weeds they don't grow in the wrong place to annoy us ( although I expect people will beg to differ lol)

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