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11/03/2014 at 17:35

Can anyone identify this for a neighbour?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/39341.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

11/03/2014 at 17:38

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

Lyn
11/03/2014 at 17:41

I think the berry is very poisonous.

11/03/2014 at 17:41

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

Lyn
11/03/2014 at 17:43

It is cuckoo pint.

11/03/2014 at 17:54

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.

11/03/2014 at 18:00

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
11/03/2014 at 18:02

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.

11/03/2014 at 18:10

It's something I want in my 'wilderness' 

11/03/2014 at 18:11
artjak wrote (see)

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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

 

11/03/2014 at 18:14

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.

11/03/2014 at 18:16

Thanks Nut 

11/03/2014 at 18:24

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

14/03/2014 at 08:55

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.

14/03/2014 at 09:05

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 !!!

14/03/2014 at 09:47

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.

 

 

 

14/03/2014 at 19:27

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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