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Have i been growing a weed? pls help


I am new to this forum so any help will be appreciated.

A couple of years ago I bought a well established jasmine plant that I wanted to trail my fence. I planted it and it was doing well until the bad winter we had.

It appeared to die back leaving just a stem. It came back the next year but never prodcued any flowers.

I looked after it and this year it is stronger than ever and I was hoping to get some flowers.

However I have noticed all over my garden I have similar smaller plants growing that are difficult to pull up.

With this spread I am now questioning if I have a weed problem. Please see the pictures.

Any help appreciated.













  • Alan CrayAlan Cray Posts: 4

    Hi there,

    I can't quite tell if this is a Jasmine plant, it loks very similar, though it could well be a common weel found in many gardens that has grown well with your care. Typically their flowers won't come until later in the year, especially seeing as this year has been so cold already. If I was you I would wait it out and see what happens over the next few months, maybe look at potting it up to minimalise the spread if it is a weed? 

    In the meantime if you need some other plants to replace it I've recently found a garden equipment website with a clearance sale on at the moment.

  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619

    I think these might be ash tree seedlings.

  • thanks for some replies.

    Would a jasmine plant spread itself so much?

    if it were ash tree seedlings it might explain why the spread?

  • Alan CrayAlan Cray Posts: 4

    Jasmine does spread itself quickly, you might want to conside taking up the others and either composting them or potting them up to give away, otherwise you'll have a garden full before too long.

  • thanks. do you think this is a jasmine plant from the pictures?

  • Hello!  can you remember what the twigs/buds looked like over the winter months?  Ash has smooth grey bark and the little tight buds (which grow on to become leaves) are black.

  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,731

    Jasminoides is the traditional climbing jasmine. It comes in different types but I've never seen one like that. There is a Tree Jasmine which I don't think is any relation.

  • MrsMegaMrsMega Posts: 5

    It's an ash tree

  • sterelitzasterelitza Posts: 109
    Yes I think its an ash tree as well, I had one like that and it took ages of digging it out to get rid. Sorry...
  • MrsMegaMrsMega Posts: 5

    Just keep cutting back with secateurs

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