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    This has come up in my garden and I was just wondering what it is. My wife wants to know if it's edible before I nuke it....lol.





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    Creeping sorrel. Its an absolute bastard. Get on top of it as soon as possible. If you hand weed you wanna make sure you get all the underground runners. Not sure about spray rates. Even if it is edible you wouldn't want it in your garden beds, it takes over and is really hard to get out from under other plants.

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    Well blacktop, your wife was right, it is actually edible. Id be pulling it out though.
    http://www.survival.org.au/bf_rumex_acetosella.php
    Seems no-one on the internet calls it creeping sorrel but me. Common names are sheep sorrel or red sorrel.

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    anyone?
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    Looks possibly like a variety of Loropetalum but I haven't convinced myself yet.

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    yep, you're right Paul, was sent the photo but the colour threw me, not up to speed with new cultivars anymore




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    Too much Glypho in the 70's

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    Thought it could be an octopus tree, but it doesn't look quite right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leon241 View Post
    Thought it could be an octopus tree, but it doesn't look quite right.

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    Brassaia actinophilla, (Umbrella tree, Octopus tree, etc) probably looks aliitle more subdued as its a sub tropical plant & you have it growing outdoors in a cool climate.
    Also its in a pot so it maybe rootbound & feeling the effects.
    Cheers Fred.

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    Possibly the most famous back of the head & ears in the world?
    Cheers Fred
    Ooops, 2 posts back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred's mowing View Post
    Possibly the most famous back of the head & ears in the world?
    Cheers Fred
    Ooops, 2 posts back!
    Haha Fred. I know who the balding head & ears belong to... but have NFI who the other one is.

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    I know you're joking! Aren't you Ed...?

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    Ahh .. got him on 3rd attempt on google Looks nothing like I remember him from 30+ yrs ago.

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    I should know this one. It's very popular.

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