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Please can anyone tell me what I should be weeding  out here?



  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,462

    Definitely the wiillow herb in pic2 - it's the green shoot in the middle and all the skinny stems with tiny pimk flowers on the ends.image

  • Thank you image

  • SwissSueSwissSue Posts: 1,447

    Careful, don't pull out the pinkish flowers that are growing out of the plant with reddish/brown leaves, that's a heuchera and is a goodie!

  • Pic 1 The plant with faded white flowers could be Three-cornered Leak (Allium triquetrum ) and is a valued find amongst foragers for its onion-like taste but its seed production capacity can make it invasive in the right soil conditions.

    The plant in top left corner looks like Dogs Mercury (Mercurialis perennis). If so a rather poisonous plant that has a nasty smell if crushed (best to wear gloves to check). It has serious roots/rhizomes and can be difficult to control. 

    Best to compare suggested ID's with Google images before making up your mind on if they're correct and what to do with them image

    Last edited: 03 June 2017 21:58:28

  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700

    On the second picture from the top right, there looks like some Galium Aparine, the Catchweed. This plant creeps about. Be careful when removing it as it has many sticky hairs on them and can cause a rash.

  • Thank you everyone for all the tips and advice image

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,121

    The plant at the top of picture one is Prunella vulgaris ; commonly known as Selfheal , this is an attractive wildflower suitable for meadows or grassland .

    Unfortunately this can be very invasive in gardens ; would be inclined to remove .

  • Thank you image

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