Weed or Plant?

Have got several of these popping up all over the garden not sure what it is.  Anyone got an idea? Many thanks.

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 7,923
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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 17,110
    edited 8 August
    Teasel.  A weed for most people but, if you have the space and the inclination, it's good for wldlife and supposed to be a favourite of birds like bullfinch, or maybe goldfinch.  Never was any tho when I grew it and it self-seeded all over the place.
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  • Obelixx said:
    Teasel.  A weed for most people but, if you have the space and the inclination, it's good for wldlife and supposed to be a favourite of birds like bullfinch, or maybe goldfinch.  Never was any tho when I grew it and it self-seeded all over the place.
    Oh ok great It’s in my wildflower section of the garden mostly, so I think I will let a few grow on, plus I often have goldfinches visiting the garden.
  • JAYJARDINJAYJARDIN Posts: 92
    I planted teasel seeds to get the Goldfinches and they came and ate the seeds and for the last 5 years I've had about 8 goldfinches feeding in the garden all year round. They are a delight to watch and funny as they bicker with each other !
  • Joy*Joy* Posts: 338
    Teasels can also be used for dried flower arrangements. When they get dusty you can always hang them outside for the birds. (They wont mind a bit of dust!)
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