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1634 Racine1634 Racine Posts: 568


Can anybody suggest what this neat little mound might be (apologies for orientation of the picture - I can't figure out how to rotate it).?

In a way I'm actually a fan of the foliage (and habit so far) but it'll have to go if it turns out to be something undesirable.




  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,699

    Looks like feverfew?

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    That was my thought too.  Daisy-like flowers (good for aphid-eating hover flies), smelly foliage (good for confusing carrot flies) and seeds all over the place like mad.  It's said to have some therapeutic effect, hence the name.

  • 1634 Racine1634 Racine Posts: 568
    Thanks for the tips guys. That would be a bit of a result - I checked out a few pictures and it's actually quite a nice little plant. You have earned it a reprieve!
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,699

    My old mum grew them in her garden. I can't stand the smell. There you go.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,641

    Looks like feverfew. Have you squeezed the leaves and sniffed? very pungent, no mistaking it

  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,962

    Looks great against blue plants  and brightens up a dark spot. Easy to pull out if it's in the wrong place. I like the smell.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • 1634 Racine1634 Racine Posts: 568
    I haven't had a smell yet ???? It's in a fairly shady spot in cold, hard clay so it must be pretty robust. Interesting to hear the different views on whether the smell is nice or not - I'm intrigued.
  • RedwingRedwing SussexPosts: 1,277

    I used to have a garden where it seeded profusely.  I would dig up most but left a few where I thought they would look nice.  It's a nice cheerful plant in the right place.

    Based in Sussex, I garden to encourage as many birds to my garden as possible.
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,629

    There's a golden-leaved sort too, which breeds true from seed.  Very pretty in a wild sort of way...

    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • 1634 Racine1634 Racine Posts: 568

    Went in for the smell today.  I can see how it divides opinion.  I like it, my other half not so sure.  Kind of like camomile on steroids.

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