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« Reply #585 on: May 02, 2015, 22:16 »
Oh correct that it does smell garlicky when you tear the leaves, apparently Jack by the hedge is also known as garlic mustard so you are both right.  I find it really interesting reading up on the old uses and names for wild flowers/ weeds.  Thanks folks!

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« Reply #586 on: May 02, 2015, 22:18 »
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Jack-by-the-hedge. Other common names include Garlic Mustard,[2] Garlic Root, Hedge Garlic, Sauce-alone, Jack-in-the-bush, Penny Hedge and Poor Man's Mustard. The genus name Alliaria, "resembling Allium", refers to the garlic-like odour of the crushed foliage.

If it's Jack by the hedge aka garlic mustard then it should smell garlicky  ;)


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« Reply #587 on: May 03, 2015, 14:17 »
It looks like the herb Mallow to me  :unsure:

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« Reply #588 on: May 03, 2015, 14:42 »
I was just wondering if it was white honesty, after I saw the purple one this morning  :D

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« Reply #589 on: May 03, 2015, 14:54 »
Looks like garlic mustard to me too. There's lots of it in the park across the street from me. I pull it up and put it in the garbage as it's invasive here.
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« Reply #590 on: May 03, 2015, 16:40 »
It is the primary food plant for caterpillars of the orange tip butterfly so leave some for them.



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« Reply #591 on: May 03, 2015, 22:42 »
Yep will leave plenty in the hedge bottom but whip it out of the meadow!  Don't want it taking over in that bit as we are trying to encourage a wide range of perennial wild flowers and grasses for the birds and bees among the fruit trees.  It's all looking good so far, it's only a year since we first sowed it and we are hopeful it will look lovely by the summer. :)

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« Reply #592 on: May 13, 2015, 23:16 »
Here is a very pretty weed that has been out a few days here (Kent). The leaves look like small nettle leaves and the flowers are 5mm (3/8ths inch) diameter with two stamens(?). The don't grow very high and the buttercups heads are 10 cm (4 inches) above them.

They are very pretty and would like to know what they are if anyone has any ideas.
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« Reply #593 on: May 14, 2015, 04:11 »
After a quick search on tinternet it looks like Speedwell to me!! Have a look at this link!!

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=326

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« Reply #594 on: May 14, 2015, 07:17 »
Thank you very much indeed for your swift reply - it is indeed speedwell. I was going to transplant a bit, but it appears to be rather invasive! I shall admore it in the wild instead.

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« Reply #595 on: May 15, 2015, 08:38 »
This is at least 3 foot long and I have several popping up. Little yellow flowers at the end of the branches and at the top.  Any ideas anyone?
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« Reply #596 on: May 15, 2015, 09:05 »
I think you'll find that it's Hedge Mustard, Bumblejo.

Although it's a relative of watercress, I don't think it's edible!

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« Reply #597 on: May 15, 2015, 12:21 »
I think you'll find that it's Hedge Mustard, Bumblejo.

Although it's a relative of watercress, I don't think it's edible!
Cheers Growster, yes that's it!  Been puzzling over that one for ages...thank you!

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Re: What weed is this ? Please post pics of your weeds here!
« Reply #598 on: May 18, 2015, 09:27 »
I found this lurking in a tray of dianthus seedlings, but it was obviously different and more vigorous than the others.  It is familiar but I can't put my finger on what it is, I'm pretty sure it is a weed/wild flower.


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« Reply #599 on: May 18, 2015, 09:30 »
Looks like fat hen to me  :)



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