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JAC51JAC51 Posts: 174

hi guys. Anyone know what this is ?  Got quite a lot of it in my mum's garden that I've inherited. Wondering whether to dig up or leave in



  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,845

    Hi JAC51 it looks like creeping buttercup to me. If it proves to be that then you need to get rid of it.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,845

    I should have added that some of these cunning wild plants have a way of disguising themselves to look like something more worthwhile. image

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • B3B3 Posts: 26,485

    It looks like wood aven / herb Bennett. It's a pain. don't let it seed or you'll never get rid of it.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,299

    Geum urbanum, wood avens as B3 says

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Wood avens. Terrible roots to dig out too. Hoick it out quickly.

  • JAC51JAC51 Posts: 174

    Oh dear I think I've got an awful lot of hoicking out to do this weekend! Still I get to be outside which must be better than inside. Thanks everyone

  • B3B3 Posts: 26,485

    I wish there had been a site like this when i started. I looked at the bxxxxrs and thought, how lucky I am, there's geums all over my garden. 

     You need to be really sure before you let an unidentified plant seed. That being said, I also have some lovely wildflowers that just happened in my garden.

    There's some excellent advice available on this site. Don't be afraid to use it. We all love a what's this post

    In London. Keen but lazy.
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