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Pete-Pete- Posts: 3

Hello there, 

Wondering if anyone can help identify this plant, its running havoc. 


It grows about 2-2.5m high, very thorny stems, sends suckers (this is a problem) several metres from main plant (into my garden) new shoots are very soft, older ones are very tough woody. 

Many Thanks 

Pete :) 


  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,459

    It looks like some form of (presumably) ornamental bramble, Rubus species, but I couldn't say which one, there are hundreds!

    If you cannot get cooperation from the owner of the land where it is growing, there is not much you can do yourself except carry on digging it out. It may be possible to put in some kind of barrier if the suckers are not too deep.

    It might be worth contacting the council to see whether it might be considered a nuisance and you could also ask other people who have adjoining properties if it is affecting them, as a joint complaint might carry more weight.

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,900

    A big weed and it's in your garden!

  • Is it Cow Parsley?

  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,278


    RB - FENNEL?

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • Lovage?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,295

    Pete I think buttercup is right on yours

    Runnybeak, arty shot but need to see the leaves and stems and a proper look at the flower colour 

    tricky business 2 plants for 2 people on one thread. I hope it doesn't go to 3 people and 3 plantsimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Pete-Pete- Posts: 3

    im sure buttercup is correct, spent hours Google ing trying to find out :) 

    Found help here In no time, going to be a bugger to control it, it seems. 

    Hope runny beaks isn't a giant hogweed, maybe the angle of the shot could be changed. 

    Pete :) 

    Last edited: 09 June 2016 00:58:24

  • LandlubberLandlubber Posts: 396

    well whatever it is....its a big beast.....image

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