Didn't plant it. I like it but it's getting quite large and I may prefer it in another spot. Would be grateful for an ID.
Forget the name but it spreads like mad and will invade your grass
I don't think it's a dead nettle because the leaves look different. Also it is about 2 feet high and 2 feet across. No where near any grass so I'm safe. It's all one plant... which is getting larger and sprawling but not necessarily spreading.
Not dead nettle. Someone will be along soon with the name.
Self-heal. Prunella vulgaris. It is a common weed of lawns.
Ahh so it is. I always thought that was much smaller as it is a lawn weed. Maybe because it's in a flowerbed it has room to expand. (Sometimes I like to see what things are and if I like them before I pull it out. Thank you. I think I'll keep it but keep an eye on it.
I grow it in my borders - the bees love it - I keep the lawn edged reasonably well and it's never spread into the front lawn - as for the back lawn, it was there before we arrived here
I love a happy bee.
There's a lot in the lawns around here . I think it's more noticeable because they haven't been cut for two to three weeks because of the rain. First dry day yesterday, and all you could here was the mating call of lawnmowers.