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Some sort of bush

A new bush has sprung up in a friend's garden. Any ideas what it is?



  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,848

    It looks like Euphorbia lathyris but it's a funny colour.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,461

    Perhaps the aliens have another varietyimage

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 21,178

    Maybe it's silk.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • It doesn't look that healthy to me image


  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,848

    I think it's a Euphorbia but it looks as if it has terminal mildew!  A few years back I worked as a gardener, and spent lots of time ripping these self-seeded things out from a customer's garden.  I found out (the hard way) that the sap made skin sensitive to sunlight - I ended up with burns on my arms, leading to brown marks which took months to fade.  Be careful!

    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • Crikey, thanks for that, I will let him know!

    I think it is left over from the previous owner's garden, being biennial it has only just turned up image

  • For those that were interested, the euphorbia was removed successfully and without injury. By a blind man, no less image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,848


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