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Some sort of fruit bush or is it a weed?

(19 Posts)
spottysocks Sun 28-May-17 17:31:30

Hi was weeding the garden this afternoon (as you do) and come across another plant/weed I don't remember planting. I'm pretty sure I would'nt have bought it.

I've kept the Foxglove by the way, it's quite pretty now with it's white flowers and the bees love it! smile

hildajenniJ Sun 28-May-17 17:40:00

It looks like a bramble or blackberry bush (or the beginnings of one) to me. They grow all round here, but we discourage them from taking over the garden.😃

whitewave Sun 28-May-17 17:40:42

Looks like a bramble, but I can't make the photo bigger so am not entirely sure.

Ana Sun 28-May-17 17:48:51

Are its stems prickly?

Greyduster Sun 28-May-17 18:11:38

I think it's a bramble too - don't let it get out of hand! 😱

Jalima1108 Sun 28-May-17 18:25:20

We get lots of them as our house is situated on a plot where people used to come to pick blackberries, so we were told! In fact, we have cultivated some of them along the fence and planted one or two other thornless blackberries too.

Most of them have to be heaved out though, which is not an easy task.

spottysocks Sun 28-May-17 18:53:35

Thank you for your replies and yes, it does have thorns. Weather permitting I'll dig it up tomorrow hmm

TriciaF Sun 28-May-17 18:54:00

Pull it out now, while it's small! Put gloves on just in case.
Really, they can become a big problem if they get out of hand.

Auntieflo Sun 28-May-17 19:19:29

I've got one of those, and it's a right pain. It grows between a wall and comes from underneath a big pot, so just have to cut it down whenever, as I can't get to it to dig it up. Gloves definitely needed.

farview Mon 29-May-17 19:02:18

Cant enlarge picture..but could it be a rose..a wild one?

Nandalot Mon 29-May-17 21:37:07

I agree. It's a bramble. It will take over if you don't watch it,

NfkDumpling Tue 30-May-17 06:22:03

I think it looks more like a rose too farview. I have a self seed growing so far against our front wall, it was impossible to get out so I decided to let it grow to see what happened. Every year it's smothered in white scented blossom and is much admired. No idea where it came from but it is very rampant - very good for pruning when in a foul mood.

TriciaF Tue 30-May-17 11:36:57

They're the same family, it depends whether you want it or not.

Elegran Tue 30-May-17 11:57:34

I can't tell the size of the leaves from the picture, so it could be a bramble or a rose. By the time it is big enough to see the flowers next year it will be too well established to get rid of easily. I would give it the heave-ho now.

Liaise Tue 30-May-17 12:39:22

I pull mine out. They give in eventually. The same with ivy which is more determined.

janeainsworth Tue 30-May-17 12:44:51

Might it be a raspberry? I'd wait and see what it produces.

farview Tue 30-May-17 13:45:45

I. would wait and see too! 🌹

spottysocks Fri 02-Jun-17 19:11:29

Too late now. I've dug it up!

Jalima1108 Fri 02-Jun-17 20:09:22

Going, going GONE