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By Sheilar

Sunderland Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom Gb

Wild or weed? Can anyone identify whether these two plants are wild flowers or weeds for me please.

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Top one looks like a Geum, we have one like this which is an absolute terror of a thug. It seeds everywhere and gest very big.

12 Jun, 2010


Cheers - I'll get rid!!

12 Jun, 2010


Bottom one looks like ground elder to me... a definite weed to be removed.

12 Jun, 2010


I agree with moon grower. the bottom one definatley looks like ground elder. I have it in my garden and it takes up so much of my time trying to get it out with out harming the plants. The sooner you get rid of it the better.

12 Jun, 2010


Thanks to you all. I suspected this might be elder - it's coming through under the fence from my neighbour's garden. I keep digging it out (it seems to be spreading underground) and every time it rains, there's a new load of growth. I'll just keep digging it and meantime have a word with my neighbour who has a great big clump on the other side of the fence which she says is difficult to control.

12 Jun, 2010


It is very difficult to control and any bits of root left in the ground will grow again... dig, dig and dig some more

12 Jun, 2010

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