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darren hansen 134darren hansen 134 CambridgePosts: 94
Can someone please let me know if this is a part of my peony...or something else 


  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,289
    No - not part of your peony.
    Looks like a goat willow sapling. Salix caprea. Or similar. 
    Not a keeper.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • AnniDAnniD South West UKPosts: 10,616
    Not part of the peony, l'm guessing some kind of seedling, possibly willowherb or similar? 
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,905
    edited 29 July
    You’ll find, when you dig it out that it has a very long tap root,  if you break it it will come up again. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • UffUff SW Scotland but born in DerbyshirePosts: 2,333
    I'm finding an amazing amount of these coming up this year and as far as I'm aware there are no willows near me. The seeds must travel a heck of a long way. 
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 7,049
    Willow seeds are light and fluffy so the wind can carry them quite a way. I guess that's why willowherbs have their common name - similar fluff on the seeds so they travel in the wind.
  • darren hansen 134darren hansen 134 CambridgePosts: 94
    Just removed 
  • bcpathomebcpathome Buckinghamshire Posts: 695
    Wow that’s a biggun 
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