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zainzain Posts: 11

Hi everyone much needed help, noticed a new plant growing in one of my pots and I can't recognise what it is? Also there's a plant or weed growing in my borders too which I don't know if I should get rid or not? Please help with id on these 

thank you


Weed or not?




Bottom pot what's growing with the crocosmia lucifer? 


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,103

    The one in the border looks a bit like that little campanula that spreads around and looks so pretty - does it have little blue bell-like flowers?

     It can be a bit of a pain sometimes as it spreads so well, but it's taken up residence in the shade along our side path - I let it flower then pull it all out before it seeds and spreads any further.  It still reappears each year.  If it is what I think it is then it's pretty, but make sure you let it know who's the boss image

    Can't really see the other plant well enough to make a guess, but to be honest if it was in one of my pots I'd take it out.  If you think it might be something nice try and get some of it with a root and pot it up and wait and see - but if you leave it any longer it's going to spoil that pot of Crocosmia. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • zainzain Posts: 11


     does this help tried enlarging the pic.

    thank you dovefromabove I now remember buying the small bell flower plant it's moved along the border much to my surprise image

    any ideas what this plant is? it was in the garden when I moved in no idea at all, it turns a nice shade of red in the autumn 



  • MuddyForkMuddyFork Posts: 435

    The new plant could be a Virginia Creeper or a Boston Vine

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,300

    It's one of those type of things for sure. 

    Can't get a focus on that second one though but I'd take it out before it takes over.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • SunnydayzSunnydayz Posts: 50

    Hi, yes the first plant is Campanula poscharskyana it originates from Croatia and that area. Is vigorous and can smother smaller surrounding plants if you're not careful, very pretty when grown against a small wall though.

    The creeper is Parthenocissus tricuspidata, quite right the Boston vine and can grow up to 70ft!! Fabulous reds and purples in autumn.

    The weed, I think there could be a couple of varieties in there, looking at the leaves, but I would remove them, the crocosmia would look better without. image

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