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By Nad_jay

Middlesex, United Kingdom Gb

I am a gardening newbie. I moved to the UK sometime back and have moved into a house with a big garden. I am trying to figure out the plants I have inherited from the previous owner. Here are some photos. Can you pls shed some lights to identify these? May be these plants are so familiar here so sorry for asking.

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top one looks to be asparagus fern, the second a Holly ( Ilex aquifolium?) and the third Choisya ternata

10 Jul, 2010


I think the first one could be fennel. It has roots to Australia and make sure you dead-head it, or you'll get loads of seedlings everywhere - all difficult to remove!

I agree about 2 and 3.

10 Jul, 2010


First one is fennel - bruise the leaves, they have a scent - its a herb, great with fish and in potato salad. The holly in the second picture is probably self set - its too close to the fence and will get huge, so it might be a good idea to remove it now, while you still can. Keep an eye out for other ones, they pop up all over the place. Agree Choisya ternata for last one.

10 Jul, 2010


Thanks so much.

10 Jul, 2010


Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is the first one.
Holly (Ilex aquafolium) is the second one and I've no idea of the third.

11 Jul, 2010

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