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Weed or not?

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Yet another question - Every year I pull these out ? weeds....but is it a weed or not I wonder.



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It looks to me like a Gaura

19 Jul, 2010

 

Looks to me like Rosebay willowherb - it's pretty, but invasive.

19 Jul, 2010

 

I agree with Beattie willow herb an invasive weed.

19 Jul, 2010

 

Pretty, yes, but it is rosebay willowherb and should be removed before it sets seed.

19 Jul, 2010

 

I left it as i didnt really know what it was and no i have seedlings yearly! eveil stuff! Seeds blow in the wind too

19 Jul, 2010

 

The same family 'Onagraceae' shame you have the invasive one.

19 Jul, 2010

 

Most of us have the blaimed invasive one!

19 Jul, 2010

 

I have the white Gaura corries gold which I love I was going to get some others not so sure now?

19 Jul, 2010

 

Thank you all very much. I had a feeling it seeded too easily to be anything else but a weed - however, this year when I left a few to flower I thought it was very pretty. I've now read all about the Onagraceae family, better kown as the Evening Promrose family-Luckily at the moment it is contained in one part of the garden at the side of the greenhouse so first dry day and it will go in the bin.
I also read up on Gauras and they come in some lovely forms - I will definitely get some of those! I think you should get some more Drc. Gaura 'lollipop pink' looks nice.

19 Jul, 2010

 

Thanks PR I will have a look see.

19 Jul, 2010

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