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blueish plant fast growing id

berardeberarde Posts: 135
This has shot up this year in my neighbour's garden and she asked if she should get rid of it as it grown so quickly. I don't know what it is so not sure how to advise her


  • msqingxiaomsqingxiao North LondonPosts: 274
    Can't see a photo...
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,290
    If the photo won’t upload try reducing the size. 
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  • berardeberarde Posts: 135

  • berardeberarde Posts: 135
    sorry there thanks
  • AthelasAthelas Posts: 558
    edited September 2021
    Looks like a type of spurge — might be Euphorbia characias subsp wulfenii.

    They self seed and get quite large. Your neighbour might want to take it out. The sap is an irritant so care needs to be taken around broken leaves/cut stems.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,025
    A Euphorbia, yes.
    Use gloves if cutting it back and/or taking it out. Or move the other plants nearby instead  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

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