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almost an oops - or 'look before you plant'


By cate


I picked out a good spot in amongst the tree ferns right outside our bedroom window for this lovely plant

My Partner Greg was looking at the label in a puzzled way and asked me if was absolutely sure I wanted it there …

I had another look a the label and the little lady on it!!

This magnificent and GIGANTIC thing is now growing HUGE in the top corner of the back garden – it really is this big!!

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My goodness - that would take up most of my garden by the look of it - it is a very dramatic addition to a suitable garden though.

18 Apr, 2011


can you climb up it and find a castle at the top or a pot of gold?? its huge!!

18 Apr, 2011


scream!! joking right! :)

19 Apr, 2011


In the right place, it would be fabulous! I hope it works for you!

19 Apr, 2011


I love your comments on 'the right place' and 'a suitable garden' hahahaha - well I'm not sure it is the right place or that my garden is big enough but it is certainly a talking point! I have several varieties including a black one and a pale yellow green one - but none get anywhere near the size of this one

in fact screeeeeeeeeeeeeam could well be right next summer Carolinaisl - it is a glorious thing and we are watching it with great interest

(as are the neighbours!)

19 Apr, 2011


That is BIG ! lol

19 Apr, 2011



19 Apr, 2011


im watching this with interest ~ even more so now with cate the neighbour to tell us more ~ thanks both ~ it should be very interesting!!
are you sure you havent got jack the beanstalk climbing up?

19 Apr, 2011


nope not beans - I wish!! one of the best thing about it is the shade it's going to provide next summer for the ferns growing underneath it - just think of all the extra sun shy things I'll be able to plant!! Tell you what thought - I'm REALLY glad it only has one stem!! ... at least I think ... oh my =\

rushing out to check!!

20 Apr, 2011


i'll watch this space!!

20 Apr, 2011



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how's it done this year?

10 Sep, 2012

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