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help me identify a plant /weed please

I have a small  plant  which is covering my garden its not unpleasant and almost acts as a filler between plants . It has light, green airy  leaves with tiny pink flowers .Grows about  12 inches max. I had a few last year but this year there every where . They are helpful at the moment giving shade to my hot borders but i think I may have difficulty controlling them . I like wild flowers but there seems a lot of these this year  and one or two low growing plants have been a bit swamped . I keep pulling them up but they keep coming back . I think i may have aquired it on the back of another plant i bought last year . Wish i could send photo but will have to wait till someone can assist me .Im not too good on techy things. Does anyone recognise this description . If not i will try and send pics  again soon .  


  • flowering roseflowering rose Posts: 1,632

    either herb robert or willow herb.Herb Robert has a distintive smell when pulled from the ground and is common in my garden growing everywhere.Willow herb is a tougher and taller plant with lovely little flowers and has just seeded it self in my garden,its not going to stay either.image

  • granmagranma Posts: 1,929

    Check out linaria , have you checked  in the gallery on here ?

  • Pennine PetalPennine Petal Posts: 1,540

    Yiou can pull out herb robert really easily, it is a native geranium. It does go all over the place though. Chances are you will never get rid of it, it seeds very easily. It can be pretty in the right place.

  • Hester ScottHester Scott Posts: 181

    I once potted up a plant of Herb Robert and brought it into the house. It was delighted and so chuffed to be an important house plant and looked terrific.

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