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Interesting Seedling

20 May 2010 23:42:35
Interesting Seedling

Interesting Seedling

I have a feeling I'm going to regret asking this but...

Does anyone know what this pretty seedling is? It has popped up in a couple of places in my garden.

It looks like a tree seedling maybe...

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Jacinta D Jacinta D 20 May 2010 23:45:40

Interesting. Don't know what it is. But I am sure you will be keeping an eye on it.

wayne wayne 20 May 2010 23:59:37

Not a clue Rachel but time will tell if you let it grow.

chilipepper chilipepper 21 May 2010 00:29:11

Hi Rachel, i think its a Acer, possibly a Field Maple

HeadGardener HeadGardener 21 May 2010 01:16:42

Bet you have them all over the place like me Rachel?? If you find out for sure let me know.. 

brigette brigette 21 May 2010 08:17:23

Looks lke Japenese Knotweed to me. No, I'm only kiddin. Sorry not funny.

Drumanagh Drumanagh 21 May 2010 08:43:48

Perish the thought! Pretty sure its a sycamore tree.

Hizzy Hizzy 21 May 2010 08:48:26

Looks like a sycamore tree alright, have oodles of them here. Am worn out trying to pick them all!

HeadGardener HeadGardener 21 May 2010 09:48:10

Brigette that is soooo not funny !!! :-)  Hizzy dont have a sycamore in my garden but that one down the road is being eyes with suspision now!!

Rachel Rachel 21 May 2010 09:56:47

Brigitte, you horror! Actually I was having a nervous breakdown a few days ago when I thought I had Japanese knotwood on my hill. But I don't think it's that at all now.

Alison, I think it is a sycamore seedling. They are supposed to spread easily, aren't they? I'll take a peak over the hill at my neighbour's trees later today!

Drumanagh Drumanagh 21 May 2010 10:03:37

It seems to be a good year for tree seedlings. Every pot I brought from my old garden seems to have an apple seedling in it from the big old apple tree. Getting a little notstalgic now!

LindaB LindaB 21 May 2010 12:01:59

There is a sycamore tree in our hedge and have thousands of sycamore trees coming up every year.  I am constantly pulling them up!  You are lucky you only have one!

BRENMAR BRENMAR 21 May 2010 13:43:09

Delighted that you had your seedling identified, I just had a look at your May garden photographs, they are fab.  I love your tulip "Flaming Parrot"  and I remember seeing it in your garden last year and intending to get one, of course I didn't, but I will now.  I think this has been a great year for blossoms and that is very evident in your lovely garden.

Gismo1981 Gismo1981 21 May 2010 15:26:10

I have about 100 or sycamore seedlings in my garden from nearby trees. A lot of them are going to the compost heap. Garden too small for them.  It does look like mine.

fran m fran m 21 May 2010 16:45:33

Sycamore for sure, sirrounded by them at home. It is also know as the weed of trees, for the number of seedlings that grow from one tree.

fraoch fraoch 21 May 2010 21:20:32

Yes and they grow pretty big too.

Rachel Rachel 21 May 2010 22:08:43

Linda, I have more than one - maybe 5 seedlings. I will weed them tomorrow.

Brenmar, what lovely compliments you have given me. You are really too kind. I do love tulips but don't have so many this year except for the circle.

Guys, those seedlings are going down!

fran m fran m 21 May 2010 22:16:03

5 of them, Rachel I took about 40 last weekend, out of the back bed. There must another 40 this evening.

HeadGardener HeadGardener 21 May 2010 23:48:28

40 of them I have 400 of them for gods sake :-(

fran m fran m 21 May 2010 23:53:35

Always has to be one to go one better................. ;-))

Rachel Rachel 21 May 2010 23:58:18

I feel so pleased with my 4-5 seedlings now!

Gismo1981 Gismo1981 21 May 2010 23:59:40

Oh Rachel you should be I have 4 - 5 alone in my pots for the canna's outside.

I have kept a few to plant in the field out home I felt bad composting them all ........... 

HeadGardener HeadGardener 22 May 2010 01:57:27

Of course I have to go one better Mr. Chelsea man :-) enjoy :-)


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