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Have I Just Grown a Weed?

edited 13 July at 3:29PM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
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edited 13 July at 3:29PM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
Hi, I planted a rose seed on the first day of lockdown. 100 days later, I have this:
I didn't think a rose would grow that quickly. Now, today, I see these sprouting on a couple of stems:
reminiscent of a dandelion. Have I spent 4 months watering and repotting a weed?


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  • RobM99RobM99 Forumite
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    Weed or not, it looks strong and healthy!
  • -taff-taff Forumite
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    I think you've grown some ragwort.And you should burn it or chuck it.
  • FarwayFarway Forumite
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    Amazing, reminds me of the years I spent nurturing a Kiwi which turned into a Hazel :(
  • NivNiv Forumite
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    Looks like common groundsel :smile:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senecio_vulgaris
    Been pulling loads of it up in my garden, pm me if you want me to send you some :smile: 
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  • -taff-taff Forumite
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    Yeah that ^ I was wrong, many apologies.... :)
  • MysteryMeMysteryMe Forumite
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    You could use it as a houseplant for a while to get some enjoyment from your work rather than just binning it.
  • olgadapolgaolgadapolga Forumite
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    The title of this thread made me chuckle as many, many years ago, my grandmother (who could make anything grow) decided to plant some seeds that her caged bird refused to eat. The seeds grew into lovely, bushy plants that my grandmother was really pleased with until the local policeman, on a courtesy visit, told her that if she didn't get rid of it then he would have to arrest her for growing marijuana. My poor grandmother was mortified! I just wish that I had her green fingers. My mother has inherited them but I think that it's skipped over me...
  • DavesnaveDavesnave Forumite
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    It's not everyone who has the experience of growing an etiolated groundsel, so bask in your glory here as a boundary breaker in the world of house plant nurture. . o:)

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  • SilvertabbySilvertabby Forumite
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    You're not alone, OP.  Some time ago I found Mr S carefully watering some 'seedlings'.  He now knows what ground elder looks like.  
     
  • silverwhistlesilverwhistle Forumite
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    I'm having a good chuckle here. I'm sure I've weeded some of my vegetable seedlings down the allotment when I've gotten a bit enthusiastic. It's why I prefer to bring them on in modules and then plant them out; that way I recognise what they are!
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