Weed or not weed that is the question

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Weed or not weed that is the question

Post by Catherine Senge » Thu, 10 Apr 1997 04:00:00



Hi - it's me again with another really stupid question. So sorry!
(Anyway, thanks for your advice on "self-sufficient water features". Now
I have been told... ;-)

Right, where was I... I have this strange plant growing right next
to my Garden wall which resembles, well, this may sound daft, but it does
look like a miniature rose. I mean, the leaves look like they could be
from a rose and it has thorns on its stems (no flowers yet). It's still
small (1') but more stems shoot up from the base. It's been living in my
garden for two year but last year it somehow got chopped off or just died
or whatever, so I didn't bother to find out.

Is it a weed? You see I don't want to kill a million dollar plant... :-)

Thanks, Catherine
Brighton, UK
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Weed or not weed that is the question

Post by Mark & Victor » Fri, 11 Apr 1997 04:00:00



Quote:

>Hi - it's me again with another really stupid question.

No such thing as a stupid question.

Quote:
> the leaves look like they could be
>from a rose and it has thorns on its stems (no flowers yet). It's
still
>small (1') but more stems shoot up from the base.

>Is it a weed? You see I don't want to kill a million dollar plant...
:-)
>Thanks, Catherine
>Brighton, UK
>-

It could be the weed I know as greenbriar.  Not sure without seeing it.
The same plant description grows in my garden, and is hard to kill.  It
has awful thorns, and cuts right through my leather gloves!  I keep
cutting it back and eventually it has no way to restore its food and
dies, but not without perserverence.  Mine grows along the ground, not
upright...sound familiar?

Victoria-Dallas Texas