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AHRAHR Sheffield Posts: 361

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Im sorry about the picture but this is as close as I can get at the moment. 

The plant in question is the one in the ground next to the hosta (at least I think it's a hosta as I never planted it)

thanks 

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,379

    Hmm, not sure but it looks a bit like an eryngium from here.

    I would move that hosta - dig it up with a big root ball and move it somewhere where it can really show off - give it lots of water.  

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • AHRAHR Sheffield Posts: 361

    Thanks dove 

    I haven't a clue where the host come from it just appeared. No noticed it before. I will have a go st moving it Tomorrow 

  • Looks like a young Curly Dock leaf plant (Rumix crispus). Best to get rid of it is either carefully using a dandelion fulcrum or rubbing the top and left side leaves with Roundup touch-up stick and leave it to wither away.

    The longer it's left, the bigger the taproot will grow and the more difficult it will be to eradicate without harming the Hosta.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,379

    I think dock leaves are more spear shaped.  The ones in the pic are quite broad towards the end.  image

    Last edited: 22 April 2017 18:11:14

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Dovefromabove says:

    I think dock leaves are more spear shaped.  The ones in the pic are quite broad towards the end.  image

    Last edited: 22 April 2017 18:11:14

    See original post

    There are the docks with spear shaped leaves i.e. broad-leaved docks (Rumex obtusifolius) that are useful if you get attacked by nettles.  

    Curly docks (IRumex crispus) are a different species with thinner and prickly foliage.

  • AHRAHR Sheffield Posts: 361

    Thanks mowtastic 

    i will try and take a closer picture tomorrow. 

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