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artjak

Can anyone identify this for a neighbour?


 

nutcutlet

Arum italicum.  Related to Arum maculatum, (lords and ladies) nice red berry like seed heads

Lyn

I think the berry is very poisonous.

artjak

Hi nut, is that the same as cuckoo pint, which used to be everywhere when I was a child.

Lyn

It is cuckoo pint.

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artjak

So, should the neighbour get rid of it? Is it ok to have in a garden, invasive or not? Her front garden is pretty large;20mx10m, mostly lawn and this cuckoo pint is just by the fence, next to a tree.

Welshonion

Not Cuckoo Pint aka Lords and Ladies; that has plain green leaves.  The picture is of a more refined garden variety. Nutcutlet is correct.

Not sure why you need to tell neighbour to get rid of it.  Fine in a garden if you like it.

Lyn

I have a few come up in my garden under the tree but they seem to be short lived, the berries go over quite quickly, its ok if you dont have any children nearby or a dog that eats anything. Up to your NDN really, but i dont mind a few.  Easy to dig out if you need to.

Dovefromabove

It's something I want in my 'wilderness' 

nutcutlet
artjak wrote (see)

Apparently an experiment similar to that described above, but just involving music found that the music of Cliff Richards kills plants.

 

artjak wrote (see)

Apparently an experiment similar to that described above, but just involving music found that the music of Cliff Richards kills plants.

 

Dovefromabove wrote (see)

It's something I want in my 'wilderness' 

 

Put it on the list

 

artjak

The neighbour wishes to get rid of it, has tried for years but it keeps coming back. Have just done some research and it is considered invasive in some areas.

nutcutlet

It's a bit invasive artjak, it seeds about a bit and if you don't remove every tiny invisible corm it grows back. It's lovely at this time of year though. and at seed time til the mice/voles turn up. It's probably them that spread it round the garden.

A plant for a wild garden like mine rather than the neater ones

artjak

The garden I'm talking about, like a lot in this area looks as if it is ironed every morning

Thanks to all for the comments.

Stacey Docherty

I have them in the wooded bit I think they look great I thought the bright red berries may have been poisonous red is natures warning !!!

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gardenning granny

They are very decorative in the garden.  If they get out of hand there is only one way to get rid of them and that's weedkiller.  They have a miriad of tiny bulblets deep under the soil and not matter how deep you dig you always leave some behind which then enjoy all that extra space you've left them.

 

 

 

artjak

I put a note through her door today telling her about the info I've received here. Hopefully it is useful to her

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