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What is this please? Triffid!!!

GwennieGwennie Posts: 20

imageimageimageThis is now about 10 ft tall, very fast growing. No sign of any flower buds. Moved here recently so have no idea what it is!

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  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,687

    Looks like Ground Elder. Should be flowering now but if your plant is young it's unlikely yet.

  • M FentM Fent Posts: 166

    Elderflower?

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,391

    Common Elder (Sambucus nigra)

    Last edited: 24 July 2017 19:05:35

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  • GwennieGwennie Posts: 20

    Thank you all, Elder seems to be the answer. It's very fast growing!

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,181

    Yes Common Elder ... Sambuccus Nigra.

    Not Ground Elder, which is a completely different plant and not related. 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,999

    Borderline had me worried there for a minute ; "ground-elder 10' high" ; imagine tackling that image

  • GwennieGwennie Posts: 20

    Thankyou, yes I was a bit concerned about that too! Can't believe how quickly it has grown. Hope it's easy to get rid of as it's totally in the wrong place!

    Last edited: 24 July 2017 19:45:22

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,181

    This should sort it out

    http://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/roundup-tree-stump--rootkill-weedkiller---250ml-353270 

    ... it looks as if it's right by your house wall so it needs to be killed off  ... it probably came from a seed in a dropping from a blackbird perched on the roof edge.  

    Last edited: 24 July 2017 19:51:29

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,687

    Apologies for causing alarm....I must admit I didn't even know the difference between ground elder and common elder... I thought they were the same but clearly checking again, not the same at all. image

  • GwennieGwennie Posts: 20

    Dove from above, yes it is beside the wall. Thanks for the advice.

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