Sickly smelling plant

HuntertonyHuntertony Posts: 88

We bought a house a couple of months ago and we've just attacked the rockery area which was completely overgrown with the same plant. It was a mid-green coloured sickly-sweet smelling plant with red stems. Anyone got any idea's on what plant it could be? (was growing in good soil but an area that probably didn't get too much sun) We would have taken a photo but they stunk so badly we just wanted to get them out! image

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,097
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • gardengirl6gardengirl6 Posts: 223

    I also suspect it was Herb Robert, which I regard as a weed - but does it stink?   I can't say I have ever noticed that.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,097
    gardengirl6 wrote (see)

    I also suspect it was Herb Robert, which I regard as a weed - but does it stink?   I can't say I have ever noticed that.

    It's called 'Stinky Bob' (no relation!) in some areas. image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • gardengirl6gardengirl6 Posts: 223

    Thanks.   Perhaps I have never noticed the smell, because I regard it as a weed and yank it out my garden as soon as it springs up.   Next one I see, I will take a deep sniff at!!!

  • DaintinessDaintiness Posts: 960

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    Oh!! I copied the name from the internet as it is difficult to spell and obviously the font was not compatiable!

    I suspect Geranium macrorrhizum which is a good ground cover plant in shade and has strongly smelling foliage.

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  • HuntertonyHuntertony Posts: 88

    I've taken a picture of the plant which I will try and upload off my phone over the next couple of days (so watch this space!) image

     

  • gardengirl6gardengirl6 Posts: 223

    I was out walking today and saw some Herb Robert growing - yes, it does have a smell.    Strange that I have never noticed this before!

  • Geraniums seem to divide people - I love the smell of all of them.

  • HuntertonyHuntertony Posts: 88

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     Any Idea's?

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