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Can anyone name this plant?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 19:10

I also have Acanthus spinosissimus which has much pricklier leaves. Its not died but its never flowered for me. Maybe I'll move it.

Can anyone name this plant?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 19:08

I would say Acanthus spinosus. Mine has several spikes and is about 4 ft tall. It spreads. If it seeds the seedlings are dreadful to dig out. Once you've got ,you've got it for life.Mine has a spread of about 4 ft cross despite hacking out lumps most years. Burglars don't like it however. My sister has some one who kept hopping over her fence as a shortcut from the pub, until one was strategically placed. They go the long way round now

Poorly bamboo and Harlequin Ladybird infestation

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 14:07

The ladybirds will be after something else, usually aphids. leave them be.

The brown curling leaves sound like too dry? Dont know about black spots, you probably need a bamboo expert for that.

Talkback: Monty Don and Gardeners' World

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 13:01

Jane 30. Please look at the dates on the posts above you.

Mony was ill,left ,  got better  and came back.

squash crown prince

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 13:40

As there are only two of us, I guess more small, rather than a few large would be better. I seem to have lots of flowers on at the moment on the crown prince, so heres hoping they set.

I also planted 4 courgettes Black Forest. One eaten by slugs/snails. One not doing much. The other two producing faster than we can eat them. The Marketmore cucumbers are a bit slow so far.


Posted: 12/07/2014 at 13:01

Too hot to do anything. 

Must go and water though.

apricot Tree

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 13:00

I get fruit. Then the squirrels eat them before they get ripe. They leave the juicy bits all over the lawn, they only eat the stones. If only they'd leave them , I'd let them have the stones...

Please help identifying this Berry producing Plant

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 12:58

If you're thinking that they are sloes... No.  Similar colour berry but thats all.

Aloe Vera Issues

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 09:49

Too much Sun in the windowsill. Put it in a bit of shade for the summer.

Overwintering potted citrus

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 09:48

Where are you.? I was not expecting frost for months yet?

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