Those huge leaves by the stream need further investigation…
Fabulous if you have the space…
A little nearer now…
I’d love to kid you into thinking it’s rhubarb, but you are all far too clever! (It isn’t even related!)
As I get right up close, I can see sharp prickles, fluffy pink stem bases, and… could those green shoots be the flowers?
An amazing herbaceous plant that comes from the southern hemisphere. These have been in this particular garden I visited for many years and have to be kept in check, along with the Bamboo and the Japanese Knotweed! (Japanische Staudenknöterich – Fallopia japonica)
Are there invasive species threatening your garden or local vicinity?
- Photographed at the end of August, at Cottesbrooke Hall, UK