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Strawberry or weed?

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
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  • FarwayFarway Forumite
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    I think, as soupdragon10 says, just wait & see, who knows it could be a rampant weed or a juicy strawberry, bit too early to tell, you may get more clues when it flowers
  • MrsEmMrsEm Forumite
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    OK thanks everyone, fingers crossed they turn out to be strawbs & edible!

    Although Miskool may also have helped me find a way of protecting my garden against charms and spells according to the link - so I'm quids in either way! Thanks!

    What other mystery plants have people found today?

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  • misskoolmisskool Forumite
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    creeping cinquefoil, that's the one I was thinking of! (but it may still not be the right one..)
    http://www.lawnweeds.co.uk/creepingcinquefoil.html
  • pssopsso Forumite
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    I have plants in my garden with leaves like strawberry leaves and when it flowers they are on longish stems held above the leaves, pinky red colour. Can`t remember what they are though, think it was maybe potentilla ?
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  • annie123annie123 Forumite
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    It looks like an ornamental strawberry (wild strawberry) to me, leaf stems look too long for regular ones, if it gets pink flowers with tiny berries on then it is.
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    edited 17 April 2011 at 7:12PM
    I think it is an avens (geum) too).I have lots of geum in my garden.
  • JodyBPMJodyBPM Forumite
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    Looks like a weed to me, sorry!

    I grow lots of strawberries (cultivated varieties, alpine and wild) and strawberries tend to grow lower to the ground than this, and also the leaves tend to be a darker green (although obv hard to tell the exact colour from a photo). I'm not an expert, though, so could be wrong.

    Since it looks like its in your lawn, would it not be a good idea to dig it up and pop it into a pot, and then see what happens? If it is a weed, at least you will stop it spreading through your lawn, and if it is a strawberry then it will live quite happily in a pot.
  • cootambearcootambear Forumite
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    Right, from the pic they are definatley strawberries. I doubt they are false strawberries because they are too proud. However, they are surrounded by other plant life, If you want them to survive, remove all surrounding weeds, strawbs being shallow rooters have no chance against weeds.
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  • MrsEmMrsEm Forumite
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    Thanks all.Wasn't actually in mylawn - I'd dug it up to show hubby / take a pic to post on here...but have potted that one to see what happens & left another 5-6 in situ...fingers crossed...
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  • cootambearcootambear Forumite
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    shows us a pic when / if it flowers then we will know for sure :)
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    (I desire) ‘a great production that will supply all, and more than all the people can consume’,

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