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bluebelldell
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:45 pm    Post subject: weed or not? Reply with quote

Hi folks, be very grateful if anyone could tell me know if this is a weed or not. It might be too early to tell yet - this area has just been planted with some snapdragons and lupins. It's a new bed but this is the only area that has these seedlings in it. I'm so tempted to pull them out but it's possible they may be the germination of seeds that may have been accidentally scattered there a few weeks ago. Any advice appreciated. I'd hate to be allowing weeds to take hold again in this area.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just leave them till you can see what they are.....they're not going to multiply till they flower and set seed, so you have plenty of time to pull them out if that's what you have to do. I don't recognize them as any weed that I have in my own garden anyway......
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fat hen, Orache, Dung weed Chenopodium alba or C. patula. I think, never sure until I see the flower.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.ppws.vt.edu/scott/weed_id/cheal.htm

Thats exactly it!
perfect description on this site with photos that match the weed in my beds exactly.
Thank you!
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