Forum home Plants

Hi, does anyone have any idea what this is? It's grown huge, but no sign of any flower all summer

RowenagRowenag Posts: 22

«1345

Posts

  • Loraine3Loraine3 Posts: 552
    Looks like it could be Teazle, are there prickles on the back of the leaf?
  • RowenagRowenag Posts: 22
    I've not seen a fern like this Andy Morris. I'm not sure about the prickles. I would have to check tomorrow. i've not heard of teazle before. Is this something to dig up? 
    thank you both for replies

  • Loraine3Loraine3 Posts: 552
    Teazle is an interesting plant; it's use is days gone by was to raise the nap on cloth. The seedheads are loved by goldfinches and although they seed about they are easy to remove. Also make nice floral decorations in winter if sprayed and I've also used them for craft, making hedgehogs!
  • RowenagRowenag Posts: 22
    Thanks. Do you know when it should flower?

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,391
    It looks like it could be horseradish (Armoracia rusticana):

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • RowenagRowenag Posts: 22
    It looks like it could be horseradish (Armoracia rusticana):

    I've had a look at the link and I see what you mean about horsradish, but I think that's possibly the plant behind, which actually is a help because I didn't know that one either! Thank you
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,391
    I think the one behind is probably broad-leaved dock (Rumex obtusifolius.)
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • RowenagRowenag Posts: 22
    I've  just had a look at that one under Google Images and think you are right. Thanks for taking the time to help me.
  • LG_LG_ SE LondonPosts: 4,049
    Could it possibly be Echium pininana?
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • RowenagRowenag Posts: 22
    I've just had a look at that one, but it isn't growing with any sort of stalk and I'm not sure the leaves are quite right. Thanks for reply
Sign In or Register to comment.