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Am I growing weeds?

Sid

By Sid

Hereford, United Kingdom Gb

These are MEANT to be Cercis seedlings. Since Cercis have roundish leaves rather like a nasturtian, I'm assuming these are imposters. But I would just like to make sure before they are banished to the compo bin. Can anyone ID for me please?


On plant Cercis

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DONT THROW THEM AWAY... they look pretty rounded to me,

I dont know much about gardening but is there any reason you would have weeds? has your soil been contaminated with anything?
if not Id say give them a chance, they are only babies after all, have you anymoreCercis seeds? if so plant them again in soil you know is not mixed with anything see how they come out

just a thought

x x x

29 Apr, 2009

 

wow that weird, just left you an answer cam back to check my spelling and the pic has changed? these are definatly not rounded

i would still keep them thoough

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29 Apr, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

LOL sorry about that Mookins - somehow managed to upload the wrong pic - the first pic was of Pelargonium seedlings and, yes, they were round!! I've never grown Cercis from seed before, so I've no idea what they're supposed to look like and I know from experience that some tree seedlings don't look much like the adults leaves. I've used the same compo for all my seeds and these two 'things' are the only two that have popped up.........mystery....

29 Apr, 2009

 

Well, I don't know what a Cercis looks like either, Sid but these most certainly don't look like weeds. I'd hang on to them for a bit, I would.

As they're in pots they're not going to intefere with anything and if they do turn out to be unwanted, then you can bin them. :o)

29 Apr, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Good idea Llew :-) Cercis - otherwise known as Judas Tree..? Cercis siliquastrum or C. canadensis are the ones I hear about. Amazing habit of producing blossom directly on the trunk and branches of the tree.

29 Apr, 2009

 

Yeah, I just googled and they're lovely.

I found a pic of a different species and the seedlings were round, but as the seed pods are ovoid like these leaves, maybe you have a species other than what you thought?

So, yes. Hang on and see. You may get a lovely surprise.

29 Apr, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Or a big nasty weed LOL

29 Apr, 2009

 

oh thank goodness thought my computer was having a wobbly
still didnt get my spellings right though hehe

keep us posted with the outcome

x x x

29 Apr, 2009

 

Definitely not Cercis. Perhaps it is a Triffid.

29 Apr, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Will do Mookins.

Poaannua - lol - maybe?

30 Apr, 2009

 

Ive got a small seed tray. In it are supposed to be Giant Larkspur. At the last count there must be 8 different seedlings growing.

The reason is I used some of my own compost to fill up up the seed tray as I hadn't bought any more from the garden centre.

I shall just have to wait a little longer and see how they grow.

30 Apr, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

I've used the same (bought) compost for all my seed trays - there's quite a few of them too! But these are the only ones like this that have come up, so I think it's odd they've both appeared in the same pot...

Hope they turn out to be something of interest T&T :-)

30 Apr, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Oh, and just to say, in another modular tray a Cercis siliquastrum seedling is JUST starting to emerge - so I will be able to compare them very shortly hopefully!!

30 Apr, 2009

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