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Is this a weed or a plant? Help please.


 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:38 am    Post subject: Is this a weed or a plant? Help please. Reply with quote

Hi, we have moved into a new house, and we now have a lot of unidentified plants in our garden. I wonder can anyone help with identifying this one please? It seems to be spreading like wild fire in one of the borders. Is it a weed or a plant? Should we get rid of it - it looks like it's starting to smother a small shrub. Any tips on removing. Thanks for your help.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they look like Sweet William to me, let them to grow a little more and see what type of flowers they will produce.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe I'm talking crazy here but it looks like a form of Wandering Jew (Tradescantia )


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm certainly no expert but could it be Fireweed?

One of the most enthusiastic weeds ever.

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