I've just moved into a new house with a garden. Woohoo!
It's about 7m x 15m with a lot of borders, all of which are heavily overgrown. I've started to go through the borders weeding them, but I really don't have much experience, so I don't recognise a lot of the plants. And I don't want to rip out things that would be nice to keep.
e.g. One thing I have identified is "Aquilegia", but if I'd started weeding 2 months earlier, it wouldn't have had the pretty blue flowers and I might have mistaken it for a weed.
There are a lot of weeds I do recognise (brambles, nettles, dandelions, herb robert, sticky grass, etc. etc.) so my current plan is to weed those out and leave behind anything I don't recognise ... and watch to see if it becomes pretty at any point.
A convenient thing for me would be to post
identification questions for every plant I don't recognise, in order to determine whether I should be takign it out.
But that's going to be a LOT of identification questions for what I expect to be just "yup, it's this weed". OTOH, I don't know of a better way to go about identifying things?
(I assume there's no flow chart of common UK plant identification?)
Assuming that there's no obvious BETTER option, how would the community feel about an flood (probably 15-30?) of identification questions of weeds or minor "standard plants"? (Especially from a single user?)