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escapedtothecountry

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Any ideas what plant
« on: August 04, 2012, 06:57:20 pm »
Saw this is someones garden.... well over 6 feet tall. Looks an interesting plant... any ideas what it is??

Dan

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Re: Any ideas what plant
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2012, 07:35:34 pm »
Looks like a globe artichoke to me.

darkbrowneggs

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Re: Any ideas what plant
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2012, 08:09:24 pm »
Or a Cardoon, which apparently you can eat, though I have grown it I have never tried eating it as it involves blanching and cutting with precise timing.
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escapedtothecountry

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Re: Any ideas what plant
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2012, 10:02:55 pm »
I think I wil have to grow one - they look impressive just as plants!

goosepimple

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Re: Any ideas what plant
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2012, 10:18:14 am »
Triffid. Or something Durassic.
 
No, I'm with Dan on this - they do grow enormous - if you grow a field of them you can get in a couple of weaners and by the time they've eaten the lot including the roots and helpfully double dug and manured your ground up for something else next year, it's time to visit the butcher.
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