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B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,300

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 I'm a divvil for leaving self-seeded plants to see what they develop into. But I'm learning that this often means that I repent at leisure - no that's wrong - I repent at weeding!

Can anyone identify this plant.  Is it a type of willow herb? 

It has reddish stems, but not the ones in the picture.

Thanks Chaps.

In London. Keen but lazy.
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  • Bushman2Bushman2 Posts: 548

    It's a salvia but for the life of me i can't remember it's name. Has purple flowers.

  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,300

    I'll let it stay then. Thanks Bushman.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Bushman2Bushman2 Posts: 548

    Spreads like hell. Are the leaves hairy or downy?

  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,300

    No they're smooth. Perhaps I'd better pull it out. I never plant salvias as they're slug food so perhaps it's something else.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,555

    It doesn't look like a salvia to me but I haven't got a better suggestion

  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    All I can see is herb Robert and a willowherb.

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,922

    It is not any Salvia that I know.

    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,269
    Dave Morgan wrote (see)

    All I can see is herb Robert and a willowherb.

    I agree Dave ... and possibly some pulmonaria flower buds top left.

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  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,300

    I thought it might be willowherb. I like herb Robert so I let it stay sometimes. There is indeed a pulmonaria in the corner and a young teasel at the top. I'm more of an umpire than a gardenerimage

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Bushman2Bushman2 Posts: 548

    It could well be a willowherb but for the life of me i can't remember the name of the plant i thought it might be image Sorry not much help, i'm feeling like a bit of an old fart.

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