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Have bought a barbed wire plant on a wim, how we do! Any one know what I do with it now? Help please, Dove, do you know?image


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,740

    Not a plant I know - sorry. 

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

  • Now I'm surprised, you usually are sort of my default setting in the nicest possible way! Well hopefully someone else will know if not at the weekend its going in good old Norfolk soil in full sunlight or what would be sunlight if we had some.Thanks for getting back to me so quickly Dove!image

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,527

    Are these the silvery plants that were in Lidl last week?

    hope this helps.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,984

    I've never heard of that. Have you a picture or do you know what its proper name is?

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Well if Dove didnt know I thought you would! ?!image . Calocephalus bowdenii or something like that on the shelf in a well known German store. image

  • Hello fidget, yes did you get one too, if so what have you done with yours?image

  • Duchess: I bought similarly at Lidl PD two weeks ago, so Fidgetbones id link is spot-on. I've planted them outside in a deeply-dug shady border to complement young heathers, pansies, violas & a few 'mature' primroses & small, well-behaved ferns as a backdrop. *btw; there is the little matter of an 8' high limestone wall just to the south side, hence the 'shady' position!!

    imageAssistant Undergardener "Robby Robin" checking that each plant is properly 'firmed up' in the newly-planted bed!!

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,527

    No, I didn't buy one. I still have hundreds of bulbs to plant but my dahlias are still going strong.  I am trying to resist temptation, but sadly it didn't work and I bought a twin stem amaryllis instead.

  • Its an Australian native  (cool climate) alsoknown also known as leucophyta brownii. Best in full sun and handle salt drought and frost :)

  • Love your little helper David!

    You were stronger than me Fidget, I got the barbed wire plant and an amaryllis, but I have decided to give the amaryllis to a friend for her birthday,but that just means I will go back on Monday to see if there's one left for me!  

    Thanks Steve will go for full sun then.

    Thanks everyone once againimage

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