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#1 Pickle1983

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 10:28 AM

Hi all,
I've noticed a few weeds growing in my garden in the last few weeks - do you know if these are edible?
If so I am going to have one happy tortoise on my hands!

Many thanks,
Nic

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 08:46 PM

Hello Nic, I am not very good at identifying plants without flowers, but know that the third plant is pansy and torts LOVE them xx x hugs x

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 06:53 PM

The dandelions are edible too, but not the middle pic.



#4 Pickle1983

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 10:29 PM

Hi both,
Thank you for your replies.
I thought the third pic might be pansies but I wanted to double check before feeding her..she loves these as I feed them to her quite regularly and they are normally eaten within the first 2 mins of being put near her!

She does keep giving me those sad eyes as if to say "can I have some more please"...but I am resisting this guilt trip!

Thank you both again.
Nic

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 10:15 AM

Nic, I think the middle one is Willowherb; and not really suitable for torts. Also, they spread like wildfire and can take over your garden, so if I were you, I'd dig them up and dispose of them before they take hold.



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Posted 14 March 2014 - 06:38 PM

Thank you graham...I'll get rid of them asap then!

Nic




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