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Hi everyone. 

This may be a bit of a silly question to most of you but could somebody tell me if the below 2 photos are weeds? 



  • I get the top one growing in my garden, i think it's the seed from a nearby tree, tho not sure what it is

    Last edited: 14 July 2016 16:28:50

  • Bottom one is possibly ragwort? 

  • PritiePritie Posts: 9

    I have no idea what ragwort is, I'll have to look it up. 

    I'm tempted to dig them out but you never know, it could be something nice. 

    Ive just recently moved and we have some lovely plants and flowers in the new garden. It's all kind of a surprise when they grow. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,150

    the top one is a birch seedling.

    The second looks like the regrowth from a tree that has been cut down, plum maybe?

    There is no ragwort anywhere there

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • PritiePritie Posts: 9

    These are the 2 trees near by. 

    So do you think I should pull them out? 


  • Dig them out and forget them!

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 21,676

    This is ragwort, incase anyone wants to know, poisonous.


    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,784

    Yes seedlings or suckers from nearby trees. Pull or dig them out and keep an eye open for a recurrence in future years. If you get them put when they're smaller it'll be easier. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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