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Plant or Weed id please

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Fork2fork Sun 09-Jul-17 15:16:30

Hi This has taken over a corner in the garden. The flowers are very pretty but unsure whether its a plant or weed. Thanks in advance

JT05 Sun 09-Jul-17 15:22:25

It's a Pheasant berry ! Official name Leycesteria. I like them, but the do self seed everywhere, but are easy to identify and pull out.
Every Autumn you can chop them down to a few inches and they spring up again. Or you can lightly prune and get a larger plant.
They are useful for hiding unsightly bits of garden and will grow in semi shade.

Fork2fork Sun 09-Jul-17 15:30:13

Thank so much I would never have figure that out. It seems quite happy in its shady spot so will leave it until autumn and then follow your advice. Thanks again

JT05 Sun 09-Jul-17 16:09:31

Your welcome 😊

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