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20/05/2013 at 11:41

hi, i have had my garden for almost 4 years this plant pictured has been there all this time but this year has gone crazy , it must be due to the rotted manure i put on the roses next to it last year !!! but it wonderful for a short time then almost disappears , someone suggested it may be a skunk cabbage but i cant a similur one pictured ! the roses next to it are very old original to my victorian house i have been told ! The garden was in a state when i bought the house and have tried to keep the bones as much as possible, but this plant has me straching my head !!!

 many thanks 

20/05/2013 at 11:47

British wild flower, Arum maculatum known as  Lords and ladies. The central bit develops into  a spike of red berries.

20/05/2013 at 11:48

Oh thank you so much Figetbones ! 

20/05/2013 at 13:04

My pleasure. I have a good crop this year, creeping in from the old orchard next door.

20/05/2013 at 16:17

do however be careful if there are kiddiwinkles about - those beautiful red berries are poisonous. 

20/05/2013 at 16:21

Careful with pets too.

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