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ivy or not ivy that is the question

Im new to gardening so just started herb garden and instead of thyme this started growing but am not sure what it is, thanks for any help


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,869

    Neither thyme nor ivy but sorry I don't know what

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,391

    It might be fat hen (a weed) - the stuff gets everywhere around here.  The good news is that it is edible.  The leaves do look a bit too shiny though, so not 100% sure.  See this photo:


    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,869

    I don't think it's fat hen but something in that family seems likely

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     Thanks for your help ive included another image as still getting to grips with posting images, thanks again

  • Invicta2Invicta2 Posts: 663

    Fat Hen has a cultivated relative called Good King Henry that was once a popular vegetable, I never seen it myself but could be a possibility.

  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    I think its that strawberry spinach stuff, could be wrong, eyes arent working properly yet! image
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,251

    Can't see it terribly well but it reminds me a bit of a young thorn-apple plant - often growing from spillage from bird seed - not certain about that but there are similarities - we'd have to wait for a flower to be certain. 

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

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,869

    I'm with bekkieimage

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