Can you help us and identify this plant please?Posted by Fiona Nevile in Flowers, General care | 16 comments
“Did you know that you’ve got a giant dock weed growing in the herbaceous border?”
“Well yes and no. I thought it might be a dock at first but its leaves are larger and curly.”
Danny picked a regular dock leaf and compared them. Same colour, similar veins. The dock leaf was much smaller, without the grandiose frills.
I nipped inside and searched online for a plant with dock like leaves and found several possibilities but I would really like to know exactly what this plant is.
It needs to be moved as it is dominating a newly planted bush rose. It clearly is a relation of the dock family, some kind of sport perhaps?
This is the first time that Danny and I have had an active discussion over a plant – rather than the ‘those tulips are so pretty’ sort of clucks.
Danny loves our garden but isn’t interested in gardening per se. That is fine with me as it means that I can do whatever I like with the garden. But we are planning to start our “cut your own flowers” in a few weeks time.
“You must find out what the plant is before then,” Danny urged. “If it is a flowering plant you can say that it’s Novamerodockus Popularis – or whatever it’s called. Otherwise people will think it’s a giant weed.”
Now what garden doesn’t have weeds! I’m nurturing my dandelions to make wine again this year. At least that is what I’ve told Danny!
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