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A coupe of plant IDs please

It's about this time of year that my aggressive weeding schedule tends to throw up dilemmas. To pull or not to pull, that is the question.

You can help me in my plight by identifying these plants which I encountered today. The first a shrub like thing that I found growing under a privet hedge and transplanted into my wildlife area, the second a weed-like, rapid growing plant that has sprung up in more than one place in my borage patch which isn't borage. Any help ID-ing these would be greatly appreciated,




Last edited: 17 April 2017 10:22:11


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,171

    Prunus laurocerasus, laurel

    and Alliaria petolaris, Jack by the Hedge, Garlic Mustard and many more. Larval food for the Orange Tips

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • First one looks like a laurel, 

    the second one looks like the wild flower honesty, the proper name evades me. I like mine so leave them to grow, the seed pods eventually look like silver pennies.

  • I've just looked up Jack by the hedge Nut and I think you are right, not honest ( lunaria )

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,171

    Chrissy, there's more of that than honesty in my gardenimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Thanks, Nut. Much obliged.

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