Another alien invader

Discussion in 'Gardening Advice' started by Charity, Jul 2, 2017.


  1. Charity

    Charity Endangered Species

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2013
    Messages:
    16,606
    Likes Received:
    31,282
    I was just taking a photo of my escallonia earlier which is looking lovely at the moment.

    IMG_4765.JPG

    I suddenly noticed a large leaf growing up through the bush and when I looked there was almost half a tree growing underneath. Does anyone recognise what this is? Is it a weed (well it is whatever it is as its growing in the wrong place).

    IMG_4767.JPG

    IMG_4768.JPG
     
  2. Mirandashell

    Mirandashell Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2017
    Messages:
    6,533
    Likes Received:
    7,595
    I do know what that is but can't remember the name. It should have very small and fluffy yellow flowers.
     
  3. Charity

    Charity Endangered Species

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2013
    Messages:
    16,606
    Likes Received:
    31,282
    Not now it won't :(
     
  4. Mirandashell

    Mirandashell Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2017
    Messages:
    6,533
    Likes Received:
    7,595
    Oh well......

    :D
     
  5. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2012
    Messages:
    10,603
    Likes Received:
    13,303
    Is it, or was it, ragwort?
     
  6. Charity

    Charity Endangered Species

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2013
    Messages:
    16,606
    Likes Received:
    31,282
    It could be, the leaves certainly look similar, thanks @Siskin
     
  7. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2012
    Messages:
    10,603
    Likes Received:
    13,303
    I've got one growing in a pot. I wasn't sure what it was at first but now the buds have started to appear and could see what it was. I was going to pull it up then I realised it had a load of tiny cinnabar moth caterpillars, so it can stay a while and they can eat it all up
     
    Charity likes this.
  8. KATZ1355

    KATZ1355 Banned

    Joined:
    May 30, 2016
    Messages:
    239
    Likes Received:
    61
    I am more concerned about a particular caterpillar
     

    Attached Files:

  9. KATZ1355

    KATZ1355 Banned

    Joined:
    May 30, 2016
    Messages:
    239
    Likes Received:
    61
    if you get one of these dont touch it - can cause irritation to the skin ok - they eat certain plants. I need to put some photos of my garden on here once they take the ban off!

    -
     
  10. KATZ1355

    KATZ1355 Banned

    Joined:
    May 30, 2016
    Messages:
    239
    Likes Received:
    61
    and love the hover flies they are amazing and will get rid of green fly,black fly
     
  11. Charity

    Charity Endangered Species

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2013
    Messages:
    16,606
    Likes Received:
    31,282
    Why's he got shaving brushes on his back? :D I think that's going to turn into a Vapourer Moth

    Vapourer Moth2.jpg
     
  12. KATZ1355

    KATZ1355 Banned

    Joined:
    May 30, 2016
    Messages:
    239
    Likes Received:
    61
    who knows - I dont use any chemicals in my garden - its a snail and slug paradise!
     
  13. KATZ1355

    KATZ1355 Banned

    Joined:
    May 30, 2016
    Messages:
    239
    Likes Received:
    61
    I need to get some photos on here
     
  14. Catharinem

    Catharinem PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2014
    Messages:
    3,374
    Likes Received:
    3,964
    This looks like chrysanthemum to me. Can grow quite tall, for cut flower displays, or dwarf in pots ( Tescos or anywhere for indoor display ). Not ragwort - but related.
     
    Charity likes this.