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SylviaDavies

With little knowledge, I'm slowly turning an acre field into a garden! This is my first gardening attempt, so there's such a lot to learn! 🐝🦋🌻

Acanthus mollis

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2018
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SylviaDavies

My first flower head and this is so prickly!

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valjones-hughes

Goodness will have to have a mooch around the foliage to see what’s afoot!

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awomanonabike

Me too Val! @valjones-hughes

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SylviaDavies

Take it you have both got some? @awomanonabike @valjones-hughes

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valjones-hughes

Yes @SylviaDavies I had it in my garden in London (which I rescued from the garden of a derelict house 😉) and gave a root to a friend in Llwyngwril. When we came back to Wales he brought me a root of his plant. It’s a plant with a history!

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awomanonabike

A great bear’s breeches tale Val! @valjones-hughes Yes I have it too Sylvia. Moved some last year as it wasn’t getting enough sun so what flowers it had were wonky!

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2016
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SylviaDavies

Help me identify this plant please #plantid. Was kindly given some roots from a colleague. Apparently grows quite big but I have to confess my partner mistook it for a weed and has recently strimmed it! ! 😢

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Squares

looks like acanthus....

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carolgs

I agree acanthus / bears breaches

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SylviaDavies

Thanks both it's been a plant i always wanted smile. May reconsider it's location now though! 😃

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KatieCat

I have dug mine out, it has nasty thorns coming out of the flower,spreads like mad, and each year it gets covered in mildew @sylviaDavies

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SylviaDavies

Oh right @KatieCat will keep an eye on it! Sounds nasty! Lol

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