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Old 22-06-2018, 14:19   #1
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Gardening anyone recognise this plant?

I've been clearing the bottom end of my lads garden, some big trees had to come down to allow light onto the land, several shrubs removed. Grass and wild plants now growing where nothing would grow in the shade.
However a few of these have suddenly sprouted on the edges. They are up 3 to 4 foot already and look like they are extremely vigorous, I've ruled out John Wyndham's triffid.

Anyone any clues?
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Old 22-06-2018, 14:35   #2
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Re: Gardening anyone recognise this plant?

Davemac would be the man to identify this plant.
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Old 22-06-2018, 18:25   #3
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Plant could be Himalayan balsam.
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Old 22-06-2018, 20:04   #4
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Looks like Himalayan Balsam to me. If they are, it's an invasive species, they have explosive seed pods that fire seeds up to 15ft from the plant and can quickly take over an area. They're fairly easy to pull up and get rid of, as long as you do it before the seed pods develop... Bees and other pollinators love these plants because the flower and produce nectar for months..
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Old 25-06-2018, 16:14   #5
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Re: Gardening anyone recognise this plant?

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Looks like Himalayan Balsam to me. If they are, it's an invasive species, they have explosive seed pods that fire seeds up to 15ft from the plant and can quickly take over an area. They're fairly easy to pull up and get rid of, as long as you do it before the seed pods develop... Bees and other pollinators love these plants because the flower and produce nectar for months..
Thanks for that, I've removed it from his land, for a change something invasive that you don't have to dig six foot down to get the root!
Unfortunately next door seems to have a load of it as well, (not as large doesn't seem to like shade???) But it seems regular strimming will keep it at bay.
God dammit, there isn't a smilie for crossed fingers.
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God dammit, there isn't a smilie for crossed fingers.

Let’s hope someone makes one soon 🤞



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