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Posted: 13/07/2014 at 20:37

For all non football types. This is the quiz of the night.... Name that plant.

Kef wanted me to put this on, she says no one will know.I know.Obelix will know.

 4 ft high. Flowering now. Individual flowers about 2 inch across.


Can anyone name this plant?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 20:30

This is what to expect. This is a 15 year old clump.


ferox argentea

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 20:24

I think its a good plant even without berries.

ferox argentea

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 19:35

I think its very shy though. I have never seen flowers on mine, male or female.

ferox argentea

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 19:12

Golden King is a female. Silver queen is male. (I know!!!)

Ilex ferox argentea (hedgehog holly) doesn't flower for me either.

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.

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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.

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