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NanniemoNanniemo Posts: 220

can anyone identify this for me please, is it wild mustard or something else growing amoungs my geraniums?

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,337

    Looks like a young foxglove.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • NanniemoNanniemo Posts: 220

    Thanks, but I've got lots of foxgloves popped up so I'm sure it's not, trouble is I've trawled through so many weed pictures and so many seem similar, it's difficult to tell one from another.

  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,397

    Does it stink if you rub it? If yes, it's ____wort. Can't remember the important bitimage

    Woundwort?

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • NanniemoNanniemo Posts: 220

    B3 I wouldn't say it stinks, but to me it smells a bit like lettuce.

  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,397

    No the one I'm thinking of has an unpleasant meaty smell.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • NanniemoNanniemo Posts: 220

    No, definitely not that then. I think I'll dig them all up & stick them in a pot to see how they develop & then I may be able to identify them better. Thanks anyway.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,337

    The weed top right is ivy leaved speedwell, there are a couple of aquilegia seedlings and I still have my money on foxglove seedlings - they are biennial and look a bit different in their 2nd year.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • NanniemoNanniemo Posts: 220

    Yeah I know the others, I love aquilegias, they seed everywhere in my garden the same as foxgloves, although I've never planted either ? But just as comparison a foxglove seedling closeby is pictured below and they have more slender furry leaves.

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    and this is about the same size as the first weed pictured, although the it may not look it.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,337

    Ah, size comparison is always tricky with photos! image  There are quite a few things which look similar at that size as you've found when searching!  We'll look forward to seeing how the ones you've potted develop - might be something nice like a cultivated form of verbascum. image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • NanniemoNanniemo Posts: 220

    Thanks BobTheGardener, I'll post pics once they've developed a bit and apologise graciously if you're proved right image

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