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lezelle

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What is this plant please
« on: July 05, 2018, 16:51:54 »
Hi Ya, This plant is prolific on my plot and I believe harbours cabbage whitefly. Can anyone identify it for sure please.

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What is this plant please
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Re: What is this plant please
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2018, 17:06:11 »
Commonly called Spurge, it's a member of the Euphorbia family.
I'd clear it as soon as you can.
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Re: What is this plant please
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2018, 17:21:06 »
Moles don't like much.

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Re: What is this plant please
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2018, 21:33:48 »
Lots of it here and lots of moles too.  I think the whole spurge/mole thing is a myth.
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Re: What is this plant please
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2018, 07:32:46 »
Hi Ya, Thanks for that, I had an inkling it was spurge but by all accounts there are so many different members of the spurge family it is hard to determine which is who. I have been pulling loads and leaving it on the soil to dry out in this hot sun as it will return the nutrients to the soil. Or am i misleading myself and should remove it completely. If it shows seed heads I get rid. I must admit it is an attractive plant and an annual I believe. Cheers all.

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Re: What is this plant please
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2018, 07:37:09 »
Lots of it here and lots of moles too.  I think the whole spurge/mole thing is a myth.
I expect it is but everybody needs some hope, I've always said 'half the lies I tell ain't the truth'

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Re: What is this plant please
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2018, 08:08:18 »
New enquiry. Can anybody suggest what these plants are? Have come from the sowing of a 'memorial' packet distributed at a neighbours funeral, therefore likely to be some kind of herbatious flower. Now approx 375mm tall and growing, but not yet produced a flower
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Re: What is this plant please
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2018, 09:21:35 »
Rosebay Willow herb?

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Re: What is this plant please
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2018, 14:25:36 »
Just a footnote to the spurge discussion, I believe the sap can be quite the skin irritant. You probably wear gloves anyway, just saying....

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Re: What is this plant please
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2018, 14:37:03 »
Don't get the sap on your skin in sunlight as it will burn and, above all, don't rub your eyes with the sap on your hands or gloves.  It can lead to weeks of treatment and pain.
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