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Can anyone tell me what this plant is please?



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  • B3B3 Posts: 21,531
    It looks like a bay tree. Do the leaves smell?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Yes! The leaves do smell here is a closer picture,
  • Yes, that is Bay.  It is an evergreen plant, but with all evergreens you will have times when some of the leaves will turn brown and die or drop off and new ones will grow.  This plant is very dense, so make sure you water it well every few weeks if there is little rain and perhaps remove some of the grass/weed growth from around the plant. I would trim some of the protruding shoots around March early April time so you can make a nice shape of the plant.
  • Hampshire_HogHampshire_Hog Hampshire Coast 100m from the seaPosts: 1,089
    It's a Bay please don't assume it is suitable for cooking.

    The leaves produced by Laurus nobilis are not toxic. However, certain species with the name “laurel” or “bay” may actually be poisonous and should be avoided, while others may be perfectly safe.
    Don’t take chances if you are uncertain, limit cooking with bay leaves to those available in supermarkets.



    "You don't stop gardening because you get old, you get old because you stop gardening." - The Hampshire Hog
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,531
    It's essential in Irish stew  and brown stew 😋
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,395
    If we all stopped using the terms Laurel, Bay Laurel, Cherry Laurel, Bay and referred to Laurus noblis and Prunus laurocerasus, there would be no problem at all
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,458
    nutcutlet said:
    If we all stopped using the terms Laurel, Bay Laurel, Cherry Laurel, Bay and referred to Laurus noblis and Prunus laurocerasus, there would be no problem at all
    Agree!
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,483
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  • AsarumAsarum East AngliaPosts: 567
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    East Anglia
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