Suspect plant in border

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Suspect plant in border
« on: May 24, 2019, 11:12 »
I have been watching this plant for about 3 weeks.  Did I plant it, if so what is it ?  I didn't remember having done so, and no label  ::)   Anyway, it has gone this morning,  I decided I didn't plant it. 
RAGWORT.    definitely gone, but how did it get there ?    Mrs Bouquet
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Re: Suspect plant in border
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2019, 13:33 »
It probably grew from seed in bird dropping  ::)
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Re: Suspect plant in border
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2019, 16:07 »
It probably grew from seed in bird dropping  ::)
Or blown in on the wind... they have tiny parachute-seeds a bit like small style dandelion seeds
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Re: Suspect plant in border
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2019, 19:09 »
I often think about our garden waste bins.   It all gets taken away, and broken down, and then we buy it back  ::)   There must be a good few weeds chucked in these bins.    Mrs Bouquet

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Re: Suspect plant in border
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2019, 19:23 »
Ragwort is the Devil to us horse and pony owners. Every year wife or I discover a plant or two in our field, mark its location with a stick or similar and I go and dig it out ASAP. We are surrounded by fields that get cut every year for hay or silage so God knows where the seeds have come from

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Re: Suspect plant in border
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2019, 23:05 »
Yes, having always had ponies and horses myself, I know it is very toxic to them.   The field next door is normally thoroughly sprayed every couple of years.   But I have noticed some today on the common  :ohmy:
I guess I shall just have to be very vigilant on my own land.   (I don't have any horses now  :()  Mrs Bouquet

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Re: Suspect plant in border
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2019, 23:33 »
But the cinnabar moth caterpillars love it!

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