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Plant just arrived in my garden . Anyone know what this is ? 🌱

romahevromahev Posts: 23

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    edited April 2020
    That's Arum maculatum, often known as 'lords and ladies' or 'cuckoo pint' and is a weed.  To remove it, you need to dig down deep and be sure to remove the little knobbly brown corm which is attached to the bottom of the white fleshy stem, or it will come back:

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • romahevromahev Posts: 23
    Thank you Bob,
    I actually first thought it was a  Hosta !
    Birds no doubt 😎 


    BobTheGardener said:
    That's Arum maculatum, often known as 'lords and ladies' or 'cuckoo pint' and is a weed.  To remove it, you need to dig down deep and be sure to remove the little knobbly brown corm which is attached to the bottom of the white fleshy stem, or it will come back:

    That's Arum maculatum, often known as 'lords and ladies' or 'cuckoo pint' and is a weed.  To remove it, you need to dig down deep and be sure to remove the little knobbly brown corm which is attached to the bottom of the white fleshy stem, or it will come back:


  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,906
    I thought it was lesser celandine. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • romahevromahev Posts: 23
    Is that still a weed ? As about to dig it up 🧐
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    Lyn said:
    I thought it was lesser celandine. 

    I think the leaves look too big for that, Lyn.  Yes, that's also a weed, @romahev
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • polbpolb Posts: 198
    Looks a nice weed!  B)
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