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Nicandra (Shoo-Fly)


Nicandra (Shoo-Fly) (Nicandra physaloides (Apple of Peru))

Seems to have loved the wet weather.......



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Welcome back. I hope your holiday was enjoyable. Torrential rain here in the South last week, you did say we needed it, but ....

2 Sep, 2015

 

Thank you Siris, so my daughters tell me, the water butt was full, never been know! and its so cold too, felt like turning around and going back! the garden is lush, and full of snails and slugs.....

3 Sep, 2015

amy
Amy
 

Welcome back Angela ,I hope you had a wonderful holiday lots of good food etc. and better weather than us ! these Shoo- Fly plants are becoming a menace here they spread very quickly our elderly neighbour had them all over his garden we had a job to keep them out of ours constantly pulling them up .. slugs and snails Oh No !

3 Sep, 2015

 

I had them years ago but long gone. No seeding down here Amy, weird isn't it

3 Sep, 2015

 

Thanks Amy, have not grown these plants before, so I will keep an eye on them, perhaps they will be like yours Dawn?

3 Sep, 2015

 

Only an annual, so you will need to save some seed.

3 Sep, 2015

amy
Amy
 

We didn't need to save it Sue they dropped there own seed ready to re-grow next year , maybe the soil plays a big part in it !
We often visit Felbrigg Hall walled gardens they also provide allotments for local people we went a month ago and the allotments were literally covered in them ,I have a feeling they are poisonous which worried me as they have families with children working on their plots ,I shall look it up ..

3 Sep, 2015

 

Yes toxic if ingested, member of the Deadly Night Shade family.

4 Sep, 2015

amy
Amy
 

Yes thanks I thought so Sue !

4 Sep, 2015



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