identification please

hallo,
what are these things please? and is this giant grub harmful to my veg or not?
thanks
karaman
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Looks familiar. A Google image search for "purple weed" was a real eye-opener, indeed!

Resembles some Daturas I have known and adored.

The odd beetle larva that turns up from time-to-time in the garden is more likely a signature that all is well rather than an indication of significant trouble worth devoting any time worrying over.

Black locust, Robinia pseudoacacia, seems likely.

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karaman said:

The purple plant looks like it could be some sort of Amaranthus.
The big green weed near the strawberries might be a thorn apple (Datura stramonium). (In the US I might also take a close look at horsenettle, Solanum carolinense). Either way, a potentially large and poisonous weed in the Nightshade family.
The large grub might be the larva of a predatory beetle. It doesn't look like any of the obnoxious beetle grubs I'm familiar with.
The flowering tree looks like a showy cultivar of the black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) which is marketed under the name "Purple Robe locust."
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I was wondering if it was Orach, aka mountain spinach. It's been some time since I've grown it so will defer to others on ID.
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proabably not much help karaman,
google searches might help or you nearest nursery.
top to botom:
looks like a plant we call the beef steak plant
yep looks like a weed we get here so look for common weeds in your search.
being a grub no matter it will eat the foliage of you plants most preffer vege's
no good with flowers
told you i was of littel help hey have a nice day
On Tue, 31 May 2011 02:49:07 +0000, karaman
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karaman;924871 Wrote:

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