Posted: 28/07/2013 at 11:34
Hi all. Heres another and hopefully this plant may ring bells with someone out there. I cannot for the life of me remember its botanical name but when I bought it from a cottage garden they called it "Flowering Lettuce" which it looked very much like (Cos) except that the foliage was a nice blueish colour. I am going back to the 60's-70's here and had looked it up in books where it stated there was two versions, one a goody and t'other very much a baddy. You have guessed it - I got hold of the baddy. I planted it at the end of a 20ft long mixed border in one spring and all looked well all that year and even to the next summer but then I noticed small bljue shoots coming up everywhere full length of that border.. In due course ( end of season) I had to remove every single plant - comb out and wash all the roots of the lot to get rid of it which fortunately I did. As I sai I cannot remember the full name but I think the second was ---- bourgattii or similar. Any ideas?.