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artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

Can anyone identify this for a neighbour?

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,391

    Arum italicum.  Related to Arum maculatum, (lords and ladies) nice red berry like seed heads

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,925

    I think the berry is very poisonous.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Hi nut, is that the same as cuckoo pint, which used to be everywhere when I was a child.image

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,925

    It is cuckoo pint.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    So, should the neighbour get rid of it? Is it ok to have in a garden, invasive or not? Her front garden is pretty large;20mx10m, mostly lawn and this cuckoo pint is just by the fence, next to a tree.

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    Not Cuckoo Pint aka Lords and Ladies; that has plain green leaves.  The picture is of a more refined garden variety. Nutcutlet is correct.

    Not sure why you need to tell neighbour to get rid of it.  Fine in a garden if you like it.

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,925

    I have a few come up in my garden under the tree but they seem to be short lived, the berries go over quite quickly, its ok if you dont have any children nearby or a dog that eats anything. Up to your NDN really, but i dont mind a few.  Easy to dig out if you need to.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,466

    It's something I want in my 'wilderness' image

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,391
    artjak wrote (see)

    Apparently an experiment similar to that described above, but just involving music found that the music of Cliff Richards kills plants.image

     

    artjak wrote (see)

    Apparently an experiment similar to that described above, but just involving music found that the music of Cliff Richards kills plants.image

     

    Dovefromabove wrote (see)

    It's something I want in my 'wilderness' image

     

    Put it on the listimage

     

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    The neighbour wishes to get rid of it, has tried for years but it keeps coming back. Have just done some research and it is considered invasive in some areas.image

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