I sowed a 'woodland mix' into a tray of John Innes No 1 but they have been very slow to come on after germination so pricked these out while still very small. A bit of a long shot but can anyone ID them?
4 looks like gallium odoratum.
I've got hundreds of weed seedlings of 1 and 2
Not sure what they are yet, perhaps wood avens and willowherb/loosestrife
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I think 3 is one of the umbellifers, cow parsley maybe
4, one hopes they haven't put goosegrass in so Galium odoratum as Darren suggests or G. mollugo, hedge bedstraw.
1, agree, mallow
2, no idea
If you haven't got hedge bedstraw I know where there's lots
I agree about No.1 probably being a mallow. I also agree with Nutcutlet that No.4 is probably goosegrass, or cleavers, as it is sometimes known. This is a plant I despise. My back garden backs onto three neighbouring gardens that are not well maintained and I'm constantly battling to remove this plant and its seedlings encroaching onto my borders.
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I was assuming not goosegrass soulboy. It's one of my least favourite weeds as well.
Thank you kind people for taking the time. Goosegrass?? It just shows you never know what you're getting with 'mixes'. I pulled up tons of goosegrass yesterday. I will keep my fingers crossed it's galium odoratum.
However cow parsley would be lovely and so would any kind of mallow. I've looked at number 2 again and 'think' it may be teasel, the photo is a bit blurred isn't it.
Ditto hollie. I have musk mallow already in the border but lemon balm keeps threatening to swamp it.