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Know Your Weeds

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by HarryS, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. HarryS

    HarryS Eternally Optimistic Gardener

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    At this time of year our ever faithful friends the weeds are sprouting like.............well , like weeds :D So that you don't pull up your favourite perennials the link below shows most of the major weeds you may find. It is divided into 5 categories to help LOW ROSETTES LOWCLUMPS UPRIGHTSTEMS SCRAMBLERS GRASSLIKE

    I had marked all the bare root perennials I planted with colour coded plant labels , and recorded the names and colours on my Excel garden log. Evie our 2 year old grand daughter thought that collecting them all and making them into a pretty circle was a far better use for the coloured labels:gaagh:

    Know your weeds
     
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    • loopy lou

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      very useful thank you

      Loopy
       
    • Marley Farley

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      :thumbsup: Brilliant post Harry, I shall put a sticky on it so it doesn't get lost.. :WINK1:
       
    • Melinda

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      How timely!

      Im trying to ID some weeds. I think No.2 is alkanet?
      But Im not sure the other two are on that list. Actually should this whole thread be in the ID area?

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      No.2 could be a young foxglove and No.4 looks like a young "pussy" willow sapling, we get them popping up all the time...
      Don't know what No.3 is but it looks quite attractive??
       
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      I know right?! I actually like number 3! It gets to maybe 3 feet and has lovely purple and blue spires. I dont let it set seed though.

      People have told me it was a weed. But its pretty!
       
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      I'm also interested to know what number 3 is, I have this in my garden but really like it, its really pretty when it flower so I encourage it.
       
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      Just read your post harryS, very good . I have a weed in a couple of old planters ..I now know it is Liverwort.
       
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      :WINK1: I think #2 or #4 could possibly be Hedge Woundwort
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      It looks like purple stemmed Euphorbia.
       
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      Hey Axl,

      Good to see you back, hows the little one?

      I knew what #3 was 20 years ago, but that was a long time of substance abuse ago:DOH:

      I think it was some type of Toadflax. I remember it had reproductive problems, 2 stems growing from a single plant, looked like Siamese twins, got worrried it was caused by Chernobyl:thud:
       
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        Hey Zig, She's great thanks, not sure what we've done right but she hasn't stopped smiling in 5 months :hapfeet:

        You're absolutely right on number 3, Purple Toadflax, I should get my head away from nappies and back in the garden for a bit :loll:
         
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          :D Of course, simple as that, i'll have to use you as my aide memoire.

          Glad all is good at home, you'll soon be out in the garden with little one:thumbsup:

          Nearly called Daughter #1 Toadflax, as it was growing outside the hospital when she was born. Poppy suited her better though.
           
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            Thanks Harry, I have long since wanted a reference site like this:love30:,
            I pull things out every year and then remember its something I planted or sowed,:heehee:
            or nurture a weed:loll:
             
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            :) Our girl was born in December. Guess what we called her!?

            Open to anyone to answer :heehee:
             

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