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HPsauce 10th June 2017 04:19 PM

Vaguely related to mowing the lawn...
 
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I keep seeing these fans of blade-like leaves appearing in my lawn, they just get mowed assuming it's a weed.
But this year there are loads more and I've let several grow and flower. Looks like some sort of Iris.
Anyone who is more of a gardener than me (i.e. anyone at all!) know what they are?

tintin 10th June 2017 04:21 PM

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Originally Posted by HPsauce (Post 128957)
I keep seeing these fans of blade-like leaves appearing in my lawn, they just get mowed assuming it's a weed.
But this year there are loads more and I've let several grow and flower. Looks like some sort of Iris.
Anyone who is more of a gardener than me (i.e. anyone at all!) know what they are?

Looks like a young Triffid to me ;)

moltuae 10th June 2017 04:38 PM

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HP, I did a Google Image search for you using your photo ....








http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachmen...0&d=1497112574



Apparently it's something called a 'flower'. More info on Wiki here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flower


Hope that helps!

;)

David's8 10th June 2017 06:26 PM

Have you thought of replacing Monty Don on Gardener's World, Mark? You seem to have a good feel for this... :ROFL:

moltuae 10th June 2017 07:11 PM

Monty who!? Never heard of him.

I think the closest I've come to watching a gardening show was watching Bill and Ben, the Flower Pot Men as a child. If there's one thing that show taught me, it's that there are two types of plants; flowers and "weeeeeeeeds". Admittedly, I'm still not sure how you tell them apart, other than to gauge a lady's reaction as you give her a bunch of either. However, I think a safer indicator is price: If they were free, they're probably weeds; if they cost 60 quid a bunch, they're probably flowers.

Anyway, gardens are for parking your cars on. If you want to see some grass, go for a drive in the countryside. ;)

Somewhat ironically, despite my complete ignorance of all things horticultural, two of my biggest customers are garden centres.

David's8 10th June 2017 08:02 PM

:rofl:

Ameiseuk 11th June 2017 07:07 AM

:rofl:

tc4332 11th June 2017 08:15 AM

I'm with Steve on this, only thing missing is the colour RED. :D
I'd follow HP's lead and keep mowing the boogers, and keep sparaying the patio.Save</span>

tonupkid 11th June 2017 03:40 PM

They look amazing, let them grow.
Green car, Green fingers. Your inner gardener's flowering

David's8 11th June 2017 04:10 PM

I am sure that Andrew will really be impressed with the help he's got from forum members on this thread.He is obviously thinking over the insightful and helpful suggestions before responding. :) Never let it be said that we are not here to help.


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