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NewGreenieNewGreenie Canvey Island Posts: 17
Hello 

Does anyone know what this is? Thanks, 
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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,269
    Possibly Centaurea macrocephala.
    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • diy queendiy queen Posts: 5
    looks like an artichoke to me
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,269
    Def. not Artichoke, wrong leaves.
    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • diy queendiy queen Posts: 5
    just looked it up, if its a globe artichoke it with develop a purple hue and grow a purple flower; at which point it's no longer edible, if it grows a yellow flower its the Centaurea macrocephala which will grow to 1.7m and is not edible, the artichoke grows to 1.5m
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,368
    Not a globe artichoke … absolutely definitely not. 😊 
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  • rachelQrtJHBjbrachelQrtJHBjb South BucksPosts: 805
    I'm with @punkdoc on this. Not an artichoke.

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,223
    I also agree   :)
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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,892
    punkdoc said:
    Possibly Centaurea macrocephala.
    I would go with that as well.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,368
    Lyn said:
    punkdoc said:
    Possibly Centaurea macrocephala.
    I would go with that as well.
    So would I. 😊 
    “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
    I would also say it's a Centaurea and probably the one pdoc mentioned.  Easier to tell once the flowers open. :)
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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