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Marc22Marc22 Posts: 17

Hi, i've got loads of these popping up all over my garden, are they weeds?









  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,323

    It looks to me like a wild member of the euphorbia family - Petty Spurge.  Most people regard them as weeds 

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368

    That's one of my weedsimage

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    I actually like that, I think the green shades are really pretty.....but I don't have any.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368

    Want some OL? I'll see if I have any seed yet. It comes with a warning. I have it as inintentional ground cover in some places

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    Is it easy to dig up if it spreads? Ad pretty as it is I don't want another Marestail situation on my hands image If it is easy to pull up then yes please image I have an area at the back corner of the garden that I'm struggling with and just a Broom (and weds) grows there currently but I'm going to put some wildflowers seeds down in autumn so it would be good ground cover for there......better than the grass that keeps coming up!!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368

    It's an annual, no probs. I'll have a look tomorrow and see where it is re seeding.

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    Ah right, so it's an annual that self-seeds and I can pull up the seedlings I don't want....fab, thank you image

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336

    Got that everywhere here.  Easy to pull-up though. image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    Thanks Bob image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368

    I've just had a look.along way to go. I probably di some weeding and pulled up the earlier ones. 

    I spotted another one though, its name escapes me at the moment, begins with s image

    That's got as far as green seeds so it's coming along. You might like that one more. It's nicer to look at, perennial, seeds around but easy to dig up. Stands about 2 foot.

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