ID Please.

EricaheatherEricaheather North West uk Posts: 197
Hi all, could you ID this plant that has appeared next to the fence please. Hoping it's not bindweed! Thanks 

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 56,552
    Not a lot to go on, but it’s definitely NOT bindweed 😊 

    Are the stems square in cross-section and slightly hairy?
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • EricaheatherEricaheather North West uk Posts: 197
    some seem hairy, others don't? Not sure what you mean by cross section sorry, where do I look? And thank God it's not bind weed! Phew! Thank you!
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,120
    edited 13 June
    I'm thinking campanula poscharskyana. 

    Oh, another pic snuck in. My ID is for the smooth stems in pic 1. 
    Think there may be leaves of a tree seedling in the bottom right of that one too. ???
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 56,552
    Kitty 2 said:
    I'm thinking campanula poscharskyana. 
    Could well be @Kitty 2 👍 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • EricaheatherEricaheather North West uk Posts: 197
    Thank you both. Just had a Google and it's beautiful. I'll leave it where it is. Can I take cuttings from it do you know? Is it easy enough to do? I recently bought Campanula takion white, and I think it may look very pretty close by to that 
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,120
    Hi Dove. Yes, blue flowers would make me more certain.
    I took ages checking my spelling for that one 😆.
  • EricaheatherEricaheather North West uk Posts: 197
    I'll post a pic once it flowers. Thanks very much 😀
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,120
    Hi Ericaheather. It's a bit of a creeper, good for ground cover. I've split clumps by chopping it in half at the base. Never tried cuttings though. It also self seeds in the paving cracks in my front garden.
  • EricaheatherEricaheather North West uk Posts: 197
    I may try and lift it out, if this rain ever stops, and put it in a raised bed. Sounds like a bit of a thug though? 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 56,552
    Not really a thug ... it seeds itself in cracks alongside our wall and I’m happy for it to be there ... as you say it’s a pretty thing ... when
    it starts popping up where I don’t want it I just pull it out ... it’s pretty easy to ID once you’re used to it. 

    You can also pop seedlings that you pull out into pots ... when it flowers it can look lovely on a patio table etc 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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