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Just restarted gardening as my hobby. Hoping to turn the front garden which is in the town Centre into something special. Help may be required.

Cynara cardunculus syn. Cynara cardunculus Cardoon

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Coming into flower. 8ft tall this year 😳

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debs69

Impressive 🤗

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@debs69 i didnt realise they got so big debra.😯

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Heading into next doors 🤦‍♂️

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Keely

Clearly loving all the sunshine this year its going to be huge 😯

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@keely they grow quickly keely.

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suerichards

Wow 🤩

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What a monster. Should get over the fence this year 🤗

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Morning all. This has doubled in size this year, its close on 8ft tall this year .

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flof1952

Morning Dave. Oh wow I didn't realise they could get that tall ....amazing 👋😯

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pelly

Morning Dave, that’s huge 😍😍

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@flof1952 neither did i Pauline, you have a job to see the flower 🙄

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Keely

Morning oh jeez that looks dangerous 😂😂

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jendren

It’s fab Dave. I wish I had too, for one 💜

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@gardengirlla you wouldnt want to sit on it maggie 😮😂

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Morning all. Just about ready to flower. Although its 8ft high this year, so can barely see it 🙄

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pelly

Morning Dave 🙋🙋

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suerichards

Wow she’s s a big girl 👌

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DeborahBanks

Ooh! Fab. I somehow killed my plant 😬

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Im going to have to get my step ladders out to see the flower this year. Its over 7ft now 😮

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Its just showing off now 🤗

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alysha

This is cool too🤩 @davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co

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@alysha its grown well this year alysha. Its well over 6ft now. It got to about 4ft last summer.

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sieveheadsarah

I love it, I think I'll get one for next year 👍🏼😀

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@sieveheadsarah they certainly make a statement sarah. A big whopping thistle like flower as well.

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sieveheadsarah

I saw one for sale £8 at the local council garden centre place last week, but it was very straggly looking 🤔

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@sieveheadsarah they produce new leaves quickly sarah, i just remove the straggly ones, and a new one soon appears. Their easy to keep aswell.

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DeborahBanks

Ooh I ordered a baby plant last night. That should look great when it grows behind the pond.

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sieveheadsarah

Think I may have to go and see if they've still got one Dave, it'll look good next to my huge bronze fennel.

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godfreye

That’s great Dave

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@godfreye its one of my wifes favourites enid. They do make a bit of a statement.

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Coming along well . I wasnt sure about this last year, but quite like it now.

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sieveheadsarah

I'm thinking about getting one, I think they're fab!

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vec

I had one for a couple of years but it took over so donated it to mum. If you have a big space to fill, it's perfect and a bee magnet when it's in flower

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@vec how big do they get julie 🤔 im a bit concerned about that comment after some of the monster plants you have 😂

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vec

Mine was 6ft within a year but its the girth that caused me a problem.

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@vec 😮 good job were talking about a plant 😂😂😂

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vec

😂😂😂

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Growing like the clappers.

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Seems to have got through the winter ok

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richard.spicer.7906

Tough as old boots these are 👍🏼

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@richard.spicer.7906 it was its 1st year last year, so be good to see how it grows this year .

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#macro not yet decided wether this has earnt its right to stay 🤔

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Just got in from work, and look whats come out to say hello.

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Really hope the flower is a bit better looking than the plant 😂

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ublaszko

Looks like someone's had a feast on it 😂 The flower is beautiful and bees will love it! 👍

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jendren

Oh you’re brave Dave. Are these not massive?

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@jendren its not over big nicola, there good sized flowers on it though. I dont think itll be around next year, they look to much like a big weed 😂

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jendren

I know what you mean Dave but the experts describe them as ‘architectural’ 😂😂

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ublaszko

I think they look better in a large border among other plants. There's a beautiful long border at Newcastle University with American redbuds, gunnera, hostas, T-Rex plant, acers, katsura tree etc. Cardoon looks great there among all these other foliage plants.

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@ublaszko I've just been trying to take a look at that urszula but couldn't find it. The rest of the gardens looked great though .

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ublaszko

I had a look as well but there are only pictures of the main square. I look back through my pictures but I've been taking photos of individual plants rather than the whole area.

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Not the most elegant plant, but interesting, and a great big flowering something about to burst open !!!

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joanboston

Too big and ugly for our garden. Must be an acquired taste 😀

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@joanboston it's not the prettiest of plants Joan , looks a bit like a big thistle 😂

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First purchase of the day.. Grows to over 6ft. Should be fun.

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