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  • A friedn gave me some seeds, now it self seeds freely and given a chance, good soil and light, and water, it becomes large, about 4 ft tall. It's an annual. 
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    Nicandra physalodes, aka shoo-fly plant.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • that's the one! thank you
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,324
    Nicandra physaloides ... Apple of Peru ... a member of the solanum family.  I've had some pop up in the veg patch this year as a result of spilled bird food.  
    As with other members of the solanaceae/nightshade family  it has a degree of toxicity if eaten. 

    https://www.sarahraven.com/flowers/seeds/annuals/nicandra_physalodes.htm
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,324
    Didn't see you there Bob hi5
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    Seems to be some unusual things popping up from birdseed this year - never seen so many posts with thorn apple etc.  Makes a change from the 'normal' Caper spurge posts! :D
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • FYI a friend gave me the seeds. :)
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,857
    I got given one, but told it was a Hibiscus. The giver was most upset when I said it wasn't.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,867
    I purposely grew them this year, an internet friend gave the seeds to me. I love them, and even better when they turn to pods.  I will sow more next year just in case they don’t self seed. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • nultyphilip224nultyphilip224 Ireland,..The Midlands.Posts: 923
    That's a beauty,..i have never come across one before.
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