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mole27mole27 Posts: 15

So any clues to what this is and why it's in my main border?! Many thanks in advanceimageimage

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,796

    I COULD BE WRONG BUT IT LOOKS LIKE COMMON RAGWORT, A WEED, TO ME.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • mole27mole27 Posts: 15

    Oh my!! I think you might be right. Thanks. Will dispose of carefully :-/

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 8,687

    Ragwort is the only foodstuff for the Cinnabar moth, a true beauty, so always worth keeping a plant or 2.

    Walk out to winter, swear I'll be there.
    Chill will wake you, high and dry
    You'll wonder why.
  • mole27mole27 Posts: 15

    OK. Will bear that in mind!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    pretty yellow flowers as well image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 65,394

    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.   

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