The photos shown the plant which has grown from nothing to this size in two weeks. Its suddenly quite widespread in my new garden. Does anyone have any idea what it is?
Willow weed (a form of bistort) - I get loads of it.Pull it up or hoe it, it's quite easy to get rid of, but it does seem to pop up year after year
Persicaria ... a common weed in cultivated ground
Edited to add: Pete's post hadn't appeared when I posted. It's the same weed, just a different common name
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Persicaria maculosa, a common weed known also known as Redshank, I think.
It's called...where'dthatcomefromitwasn'thereyesterday weed round here. Catch it quick before it sets seed!!!!
plant pauper says:It's called...where'dthatcomefromitwasn'thereyesterday weed round here. Catch it quick before it sets seed!!!!
yeah, grows all over my garden, easy to pull up though.
Thank you so much! I am new to gardening and making it my aim to understand weeds properly and even take an interest in them! Thanks for the link to garden organic, by the way. I am a member there.
I have two others I'd really love some assistance with:
Top one looks like Californian poppy or fennel. Does it smell of aniseed?
Plants,are often easier to identity when they're still in the ground.
I started a thread a while ago called weedlings. It might help you to identify some young weeds.