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    xxxDawnxxx Apprentice Gardener

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    Discovered this in my garden, not sure what it is, any ideas? :please:

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      Wild Datura belonging to the nightshade family Solanaceae. They are commonly known as thornapples, jimsonweeds or devil's trumpets.
       
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        Hi Victoria, Oh so is this just a nice looking weed? Should I just remove it?
         
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          Hi Dawn. You could keep it if you like it. I grow many of the Solanaceae family in my garden and I have cats, but cats are sensible enough not to eat poisonous plants, of which 90% in your garden is.

          Some interesting articles for you ...


          Datura - Wikipedia

          Solanaceae: Datura
           
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          pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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          If you let it seed you will have lots of them coming up next year.
          It is slightly invasive but not to any great extent.
          I usually allow a few in amongst the veg most years.
           
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            Thank you so much both of you for your replies. :hapfeet:Have a great day
             
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