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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:42 am    Post subject: What is this plant growing on old stone walls Reply with quote

Hi,
Can someone please help me identify this plant growing on the old stone walls around my site. Also grows in ground near the base of the walls.
http://vegplots.blogspot.ie/2012/06/what-is-this-growing-on-my-old-walls.html

Thanks in advance!
N.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like Geranium robertianum. Common name herb Robert.
A weed to most folk.
I really hate the smell from it.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&cp=10&gs_id=14&xhr=t&q=geranium+robertianum&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1536&bih=776&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=3EzgT76TCcLO8QPb0pWVDw
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a million Silversurfer - that seems to be it alright. I do agree that its a weed in the flower beds - but I do like it on the old walls. Breaks up the grey as the walls are over 8ft high in places.
Thanks again - unbelievable quick response!!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

met a chap last week who was using this in his juicer said it cleans the liver
Im only telling you what he said do not try it unless you know more
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