I am stumped. I think I have been watching and nurturing a clump of weeds but I can't identify it. I am ready to tear it out but thought I would ask the experts before I do.
I think you may have. Ground elder ? https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ground+elder+picture&client=opera&hs=06s&tbm=isch&imgil=kKKOYf2edvqUpM%253A%253BIcrAsd17PsYDxM%253Bhttps%25253A%25252F%25252Fscottishforestgarden.wordpress.com%25252F2013%25252F05%25252F26%25252Fgrowing-and-eating-ground-elder%25252F&source=iu&pf=m&fir=kKKOYf2edvqUpM%253A%252CIcrAsd17PsYDxM%252C_&usg=__17-0M9cc3nvbCdKlqsX6VoP4Fdw%3D&biw=1337&bih=643&ved=0ahUKEwjJwIjQ0cPNAhWJAsAKHT8JBKgQyjcINw&ei=nbZuV4n-M4mFgAa_kpDACg#imgrc=kKKOYf2edvqUpM%3A
Not ground elder but enchanter's nightshade I think which is not quite so bad.
certainly not ground elder, not sure about Enchanters Nightshade either. It doesn't look quite like mine.
Have a little dig and see if it has very fine white roots extending in all directions. If it has then it will be Enchanter's Nightshade
I agree Bob, not so bad, more easily swamped by other things, unlike ground elder which does the swamping.
I have some of it growing in my garden and it is a herb, a variety of mint with small white flowers.
OK, if it's a mint the smell will give it away.
What about smell fif2?
Nutcutlet pardon me what I have growing is a lemon balm and not mint the leaves are narrower
still a strong smell GandW, should be diagnostic
But I don't think that's lemon balm.
Nutcutlet - it has no smell. That's what I originally thought it was as there was a chocolate mint in a pot nearby.
What about the roots? There are so many things that help ID a plant when the leaves are similar to others. If you dig a piece up and it comes up with a complete piece of brown fibrous root, then its a different plant to one that has little white thread roots spreading out, joining it all together
Agree with you if it smells, it should be diagnostic