BigLou wrote: Charlie MV wrote:
Sounds like law enforcement types might be more of a threat to the 11 plants than the intruders.
What makes you think that now?
I cant get a pic cause I have no digital camera, but the plants are an annual flowering shrub
The intruder plants sound like they would be pretty harmless, since you're growing shrubs. You could just pull them out.
It's hard to exactly what the intruder plants are based on the description you gave, but my first thought was annual Sweet Honesty. It's a very common garden plant and grows well in deep shade. It has purple to lavender flowers, but the seed pods are semi-transparent flat discs. They aren't leaves, but might look like leaves to someone who didn't have experience with the plant. Anyway, Sweet Honesty, also known as "Money Plant" and "Silver Dollar Plant" is very commonly grown, so it wouldn't be impossible for some seeds to have invaded the area where your shrubs are growing.
Do you mind my asking what your shrubs are? I'm particularly fond of rhododendrons and azaleas, which grow wild in forest clearings around where I live.