Please help - need help identifying a plant
I have a plant in my garden that was planted by the previous owner. To be honest I've generally ignored it as apart from this plant there was nothing else in the garden so I've been concentrating on planting and nurturing new plants. However it's become completely unruly and I need to prune it back - however I don't know what it is so don't know how and when it should be pruned back!
I think it's tropical. It has very large waxy lobed leaves. The leaves look similar to a swiss cheese plant except that they don't disintegrate and get holes in them.
It also gets small black buds or fruits (not sure which) in clusters around the the point the stem splits into different leaves. It tends to get these about twice a year normally in Spring and Autumn.
It's fully hardy - I live in Manchester and we have had frosts and snow and it's just thrived. I don't water it when it's dry and I don't actually do anything to it at all and it grows and grows and it's got so big I need to cut it back.
Can anyone help me identify it and suggest when and how I should cut it back? I don't have a photo, sorry but I could get one if you need it.
- 30 Jun, 2009