So any clues to what this is and why it's in my main border?! Many thanks in advance
I COULD BE WRONG BUT IT LOOKS LIKE COMMON RAGWORT, A WEED, TO ME.
Oh my!! I think you might be right. Thanks. Will dispose of carefully :-/
Ragwort is the only foodstuff for the Cinnabar moth, a true beauty, so always worth keeping a plant or 2.
OK. Will bear that in mind!
pretty yellow flowers as well
Just remember, if you do decide to remove it at any time, it is poisonous to horses and other grazing animals ..... and it is more poisonous when dead than when alive, and they find it palatable in that form whereas if it's growing they often just leave it alone.
So if you pull it up please bin it where grazing animals will not have access to it.
It is why ragwort must be removed from hay meadows.
Obviously more applicable in rural areas, but worth knowing.