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Can anyone tell me what this plant is and do i cut the top off it?


By Pageo

United Kingdom Gb

Just moved house this plant is in the garden, i live in England, can you tell me what it is i have no idea.




its an euphorbia, looks a bit like E.robbiae. you can cut these flower heads off. but do be careful as they ooze a white latex sap with can cause blistering to the skin. so wear gloves and keep hands away from your face. i brushed my hair out of myeyes and got some on my cheek. i now have a permanent 'dry' patch due to it. dr just said to moisturise but i know its there.

16 Jun, 2009


Thank you Seaburngirl for advice especially as I have sensitive skin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

17 Jun, 2009

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