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Has anyone else ever had plants turn up planted in their garden that they were thinking of getting? 

Was thinking of growing some comfrey,  it appears. 

Thinking of planting a clematis in my hedge, there it appears pretty much right where I wanted it.



  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,172

    Better have a word with Fairygirl. It sounds like she's been waving her wand again


    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • XX Posts: 707

    Haha, no, but do you think if i wish for things they might magically appear! image

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 19,210

    I've had plants turning up that I wasn't thinking of getting. Where did the vinca that's going mad come from? Acanthus mollis just appeared, but I like it. It must have been planted here a long time ago because the garden was a farmyard once. It wasn't here at first. Also Phlomis just turned up. Quite a big clump now.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,484

    Well I never though about getting a Chinese quince (Chaenomoles cathayensis) but it arrived anyway! Much taller than the more common Chaenomeles japonica.  Lethal thorns on it so I need to tie it back from the path or it will do major damage to any passing human. The fruit makes lovely quince type jelly and cheese though image.

  • Emma1978Emma1978 Posts: 201

    lol verdun, sneaking quietly in the darkness, planting random stuff in folks gardens by torch-light.........Verdun, stealth like ninja lol

  • GillyLGillyL Posts: 1,077

    Bit worried about the 666 after your name Millersimage

    I dream of a money tree,nothing yet.image

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,172

    I never had you down for a geurilla gardener, verdon

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,198

    Gilly image

    Nowt to do with me I'm afraid fidget - if I was that good I'd have my whole garden done by now image

    Steephill -  you can send that jaggy quince to me- I have just the place for it.....several in fact!

    Verdun doesn't plant stuff- he just eats any fruit that's about - he's a very greedy boy....he's even been in my fridge.

    or is that my children...image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • blackestblackest Posts: 623

    Police station in sheffield had a few cannabis plants growing in the flower beds outside, a number of years back. who wished for them I don't know image 

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