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Posted: 29/08/2013 at 19:38

How unfortunate

I've had the opposite problem and some thing is eating holes in my basil leaves! They eat out the middles of the leaves and just leave the veins! Wish they'd eat some of the parsley instead.. we've got far too much and rarely eat it.

Multiple Headed Sunflowers

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 19:36

Your sunflowers must be very happy!

Mine are doing multiple heads as well, though not as spectacularly as yours! They've done their main big flower and now that's fading the secondary flowers are opening up. Certainly gives a good display, doesn't it!


Posted: 29/08/2013 at 18:06

Thank you all for your help and suggestions.

I shall keep my eye on it and if it does anything else I will update the thread.

I'll pot it up when I take the bean plants down as I don't want to disturb it when it might be preparing to flower.


Posted: 29/08/2013 at 11:22

But if it's an annual shouldn't it have gotten on with its seed production by now?


Posted: 28/08/2013 at 18:31

Hmm, I don't know Fairygirl. It doesn't look quite right.

I've just been out and taken some more photos to show the base and the leaves and the hairs a bit better.





Posted: 28/08/2013 at 13:10
nutcutlet wrote (see)
Panoply wrote (see)

Not sure what Salino is nutcutlet? Google didn't show me anything.


Salino is a forum member, my comment relates to the previous post

Ahaha! Oh silly me! Thank you for clearing it up!


Posted: 28/08/2013 at 12:23

Thank you for your replies, and the assurances it's not bamboo!

I'm not sure about it being millet though. We have a lot of millet going out into the garden as we feed it to our pet birds, and then the stuff they drop goes to the wild birds, and it ends up everywhere. I've got some currently growing in a patch where it went undetected, and although the leaves are similar, it is all growing up a couple of central stalks and is currently in flower. Mystery plant is growing many leaves from a central "C" and each stalk stops at a leaf.

Not sure what Salino is nutcutlet? Google didn't show me anything.


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 19:29

I was planning to dig it up as I quite like it and it's in the veg bed so can't stay there. No sign of it flowering or seeding and it's been there all summer so would think if it were an annual it would've gotten to that by now.

I shall see about digging it out tomorrow. I'd been putting it off as the nigella will throw a big tantrum and give up once disturbed. Shall get a better photo when I do dig it out.

It is indeed fanning from a central sort of point, as blairs said, so hopefully it isn't bamboo. It is quite near to the pond (maybe six feet) so your water reed suggestion was interesting, maybe carried on a frog?! There are a lot of birds bringing all sorts into the garden as well, but I've never seen anything like this.


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 17:21

Oh dear! It does rather! I hope it isn't, I've only heard bad things about garden bamboos.

I've no experience with bamboo (apart from those little potted ones for your windowsill, which I always managed to kill) but the stems don't look how I'd imagine. The leaves are also hairy.. do bamboos have hairy leaves?

I can't see any neighbours who have bamboo so don't know where it'd come from.


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 14:50

Hello all,

I left this patch unweeded next to the beans as there were fennel, nigella and a miniature (20cm!!) sunflower growing, but there's also this interesting grass. I really like it but have no idea what it is. It's growing in a c shape from the ground, with these long (30cm ish) stems and then a big flat leaf. Any ideas?

 Thank you!

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