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gsdfandfgsdfandf Posts: 111

Hi all, Okay! what is this, my money is on a new, undiscovered, species, which, in time, could be all the rage at garden centres throughout the land & a star attraction at the next RHS  flower show.

Then again, it could be a bloody weed, an attractive weed, but nonetheless, a weed. There's no sign of a bud.

Thanks in anticipation



  • LynLyn Posts: 23,090
    Hello GS,  how are you, haven’t seen you for a while 🙂
    I would say that’s a bloody weed as well, anything I haven’t planted is an intruder. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • gsdfandfgsdfandf Posts: 111
    Hi Lyn, why didn't I realise you'd be the first to reply? nice one. I'm fine thanks & I hope you are too. It happens to be my 76th today, family treat tonight. Anyway, I agree with your assumption, but you must agree it does sort of "blend in" It can always be pulled if it gets out of hand. Which reminds me of an earlier similar situation when weeding at my last property. I had my hand on a tiny "weed" & ready to dispatch it, but before I performed the coup de grace, I thought the stem felt somewhat sturdy, so I left it. That "weed" turned out to be a beautiful Silver Birch. 

    Take care, nice to chat with you.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    Something in the brassica family, possibly from birdseed.  The butterflies love the flowers, I find.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,090
    Happy Birthday GS, have a lovely time with your family.
    about the plant/weed, it does make a good centre piece, and it will get nice yellow flowers.  Just don’t let it run to seed! 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • gsdfandfgsdfandf Posts: 111
    Yeah the fact that it's fairly central does give it a chance of staying put. Bob's comment of it possibly being of the brassica family was my first thought when it first got my attention. Hmmm! I thought, cabbage.
    Thanks for the input.
  • gsdfandfgsdfandf Posts: 111
    Hi all, Up date. Minor mystery solved. It is a member of the brassica family as Bob & myself suspected, it is, or rather was, a Sea Kale, (Crambe Maritima) It spreads very quickly hence it doubled in size in a matter of days.

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