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By Kemp42

Dumfriesshire, United Kingdom Gb

Can you tell me what this is. Have searched net without success. Found in Scotland




Alchemilla mollis

17 May, 2012


........ sometimes called Lady's Mantle. Good in shade, slugs never eat it, spreads like mad, yellow foamy flowers later in summer, looks very pretty with raindrops clinging to it.

17 May, 2012


Cut the flowers off (as they finish) before they seed themselves all over the place!

17 May, 2012


Beautiful, but watch out, it will take over your garden in no time!

17 May, 2012


The leaves and flowers are good for putting in vases but as the others say, beware the seedlings!! Pull up any self sown plants that are unwanted as soon as you see them or they make quite dense rootballs that need digging out. However it's a great plant for all those shady places under shrubs or at the base of hedges or walls.

17 May, 2012


Great stuff ! Thanks everybody. A clump is growing in a hedgerow near me (Lockerbie area). I removed 7 small plants around it - obviously from it's seed - and have put them at 4' intervals against a fence which tends to be largely shaded. Intend to put some annuals in between to brighten up the strip. Will note the warnings re it's growth and seedlings !. Thanks again to all.

17 May, 2012


To be honest, that's too close. You'll find out later that the clumps do spread upwards and sideways too. The poor annuals won't stand a chance! :-(

18 May, 2012


Well, they will do for now - I'll worry about size when they have grown a bit! It's a something and nothing 'back garden' . We have a large front and large side garden but nothing at the rear. The strip is just to try to brighten the rear up a bit.(see photo)

27 May, 2012

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