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ForrestgrumpForrestgrump Posts: 247

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Can any one identify this plant its growing at the edge of a hedge its about four feet wide and three feet high has glossy green leaves and looks like it will flower white or yellow.

 

 

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,491

    I agree with KEF on the Hello Forkers thread - it looks like a spinach plant that has bolted.

    You probably missed her reply 'cos that thread moves so quickly image

     

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  • ForrestgrumpForrestgrump Posts: 247

    Do you think spinach would grow this big its been there for about two years dies back in the winter more like a perianal?

    I might have to give it a taste image 

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,491

    Yes, spinach will grow that big - and bigger https://www.flickr.com/photos/jaznak/7193813498/

    I think it's more like a biennial than a perennial.

    Don't eat it - I have been known to be wrong image

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  • ForrestgrumpForrestgrump Posts: 247

    Dove, I will not try it don't worry image It just does not look like spinach that I have seen before.

    I have sent a request to RHS see what they come back with,

    I have noticed this morning that another plant has appeared further along the hedge.

    I will let you know.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,491

    When spinach runs to seed the leaf-shape changes.  I'll be interested to see what the RHS say - you will let us know won't you image

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,397

    If it's not spinach it's a very close relativeimage

  • fraserh31fraserh31 Posts: 4

    Is it good king henry?  The weed

     

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,397

    Read your post quickly Edd. Thought it said spinach (boiled)image

  • ForrestgrumpForrestgrump Posts: 247

    Defiantly not King Henry the leaf is much darker green and shiny and fleshy.

    Having spent some time trolling through pictures during the rain I must admit Spinach seems to be a favourite just never seen a plant this big I have only known it for two years but apparently its been there at least four image

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