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Last post 04-02-2012 4:58 PM by helenscape. 3 replies.

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  • 27/12/2011 02:20 PM
    • juarmstrong
    • hampshire
    • 27 Dec 2011
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    november 2011 016Can anyone tell me what this is ?  It seems to have sprung up this year and is now about 6ft tall.  It has a single stalk and the leaves are still green and have not fallen off.

  • 28/12/2011 10:12 PM
    • Snark
    • Suffolk
    • 12 Jan 2011
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    Looks like some sort of Malva or hollyhock relative to me. Leave it to see what the flowers do!

    For the Snark was a boojum you see
  • 29/12/2011 02:15 PM
    • juarmstrong
    • hampshire
    • 27 Dec 2011
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    Thanks for that - I have several 'Wait and see' plants in my garden. Let's hope it isn't a Triffid !

  • 04/02/2012 04:58 PM
    • helenscape
    • Thirsk, North Yorkshire, UK
    • 20 Jun 2009
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     I would say it is some type of shrubby mallow [ Malva ]  I had some in my garden a couple of years ago, they grew over 5 ft tall and had very dark purple flowers. There are many types of mallows, some are small annuals and others small shrubs and others like small trees. They are usually short lived but grow easily from seed or cuttings. The Lavatera or tree mallow are cousins.