I'm a new user (and a new gardener), so sorry for my first post being
one asking for help!
I have discovered one of the joys/pains of buying a house with a
garden, and that is that as you go through your first spring,
unidentified plants start popping up all over the place, not to mention
the fact that any time I dig a hole for anything, I invariably put my
trowel right into the side of a bulb!
My query is regarding this plant, I did see it at the tail end of last
summer, but cut it back when it died off. I'm not sure if it's a
welcome plant or a weed - all I do know is that it has spread, and
seems to want to spread further still.
Any ideas what it might be, and whether I should welcome it, or not.
There is a big raised clump of it growing right next to a site where I
will be planting a single-U cordoned pear tree when it arrives in a few
weeks. Is this some deep-rooted monster which will suck the life out of
my new fruit tree, or should I keep it to attract friendly
Here are the pics:
In the summer, when it flowers, it has bright yellow flowers at the end
of these shoots. Lots of them. when it first poked through it looked
like some strange worm/snake hybrid coming up for air...
Many thanks in advance for your help.