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Old 10th June 2017, 04:19 PM
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Default Vaguely related to mowing the lawn...

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?
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Old 10th June 2017, 04:21 PM
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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?
Looks like a young Triffid to me
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Old 10th June 2017, 04:38 PM
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HP, I did a Google Image search for you using your photo ....












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


Hope that helps!

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Old 10th June 2017, 06:26 PM
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Have you thought of replacing Monty Don on Gardener's World, Mark? You seem to have a good feel for this...
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Old 10th June 2017, 07:11 PM
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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.
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Old 10th June 2017, 08:02 PM
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I'm with Steve on this, only thing missing is the colour RED.
I'd follow HP's lead and keep mowing the boogers, and keep sparaying the patio.Save</span>
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Old 11th June 2017, 03:40 PM
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They look amazing, let them grow.
Green car, Green fingers. Your inner gardener's flowering
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Old 11th June 2017, 04:10 PM
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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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