Friend or Foe

Quite a few of these little seedlings

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popping up in flower bed. I am new to this garden so unsure if it is meant to be there. Looks a bit like sunflower seedlings only much lighter green. Any ideas before they take over or I kill a potentially beautiful specimen?

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,218

    Cerinthes I think. Are they smooth and fleshy looking?

  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Could it be borage? Whats that plant in the background? image
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,219

    Cerinthe major purpurascens.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Im hopless, grow that every year, must walk around with my eyes shut! image
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,218

    That's why you fall over bekkieimage

  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Ahhh, i thought it was the vodka ;p
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,218

    ah, yes bekkie, could have been thatimage

  • Dordogne DamselDordogne Damsel Posts: 2,068

    Thank you, again, won't be pulling them all up then. Not sure what background plant is, it's very nice and although took a bashing when I first cleared out the bed of bindweed and buttercups has come up really well. Was obviously used as a sort of border/ground cover plant and is spreading well. Neat, compact and pretty. Has a scent but couldn't describe it. Maybe Bluebeard Spirea, but guessing.

     
  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    I grew cerinthe about 6 years ago I think this year is the first year when I haven't had loads of seedlings coming up. They can persist for quite a while

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