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Hi there,


I am new to the forum so hello.

We have just moved to a new home and need a little help identifying a border plant an how to deal it with.



It seems to either have wilted or been trampled or needing of pruning.

Hoping someone can point me in the right direction.





  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,740

    Hi Matt and welcome image

    You have acanthus mollis  there  It tolerates drought well, but it does look as if it's suffering from the heat/dry conditions. It doesn't usually need much attention other than the cutting off of dead flower stalks.  

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Matt2802Matt2802 Posts: 2

    Hi there Dovefromabove

    Thanks a lot for the information, much appreciated.

    In your opinion what should i do to help it along? - just water it during this hot spell?

    Thanks again


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,527

    Just give it a good soak. One big soak once aweek is better than a little every night.

  • jean6jean6 Posts: 157

    I had this but did`nt particularly like it especially the nasty thorns..pulled them up but still come back image

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