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01/09/2013 at 11:50

On Gardeners World last Friday Monty was planting ferns to grow in the shade of his "Lime Walk". Just after 14 mins into the programme, when he was digging the hole for the second fern, I spotted a plant in the centre of the bottom of the screen which I have in my garden. It grows about a foot tall and has green berries along the stem turning bright orange. I would be really grateful if anyone can tell me what it is called.

01/09/2013 at 11:53

Trying to remember that part of the programme - I had to take an urgent phone call in the middle of the fern bit - was it one of the arums?

01/09/2013 at 11:54

Is it a Berberis?  I think Darwinnii has orange berries.

01/09/2013 at 12:04

Could be Lords and Ladies.   Sorry, can't for the life of me remember the proper name for it!  I'll come back if I do think of the name......(that's age for you!).

01/09/2013 at 12:07

Lords and Ladies is Arum Iticulatum - ~I got the wrong end of the stick with berberis. Is it this?

01/09/2013 at 12:40

Yipppeee, thanks for the name Sara 4 - that's the one!  I vaguely remember seeing the plant on GW last Friday.

01/09/2013 at 12:56

Yes it was definitely Arum Italicum 

01/09/2013 at 13:25

02/09/2013 at 08:43

Thank you all for your replies. It is definitely Arum Italicum.

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