Wotisit?

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A. Fallowfield

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Wotisit?
« on: July 24, 2009, 15:23 »
When I took on my overgrown plot just over a month ago I was told the giant overgrown thistle (7 foot tall!) was a globe artichoke. Then someone said that it was cardoons???
Whatever it gets chopped back and covered this Autumn.
Anyone know the difference? The first flower appeared this morning.


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Re: Wotisit?
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2009, 15:33 »
If they are seven feet tall they are cardoons.  Globe artichokes only go up to about three feet.

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Re: Wotisit?
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2009, 15:39 »
They look like cardoons , the flower tends to be more upright and smaller than the chokes, got both , will double check if it stops raining. :)

Gillie, my chokes are thriving on neglect and must be nearer 5ft  :D



Been and had a look, i still think cardoon. :)
« Last Edit: July 24, 2009, 16:31 by 8doubles »

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A. Fallowfield

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Re: Wotisit?
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2009, 15:39 »
If they are seven feet tall they are cardoons.  Globe artichokes only go up to about three feet.

Gillie

Even left to their own devises?

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Re: Wotisit?
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2009, 15:53 »
Just had a bit of a google and the leaves look much more like Globe Artichokes - not grown either so wouldn't like to say really...

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Re: Wotisit?
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2009, 15:56 »
what do you think cardoon flower

artichoke flower
look more like cardoon to me :unsure:
« Last Edit: July 24, 2009, 15:58 by mumofstig »
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Re: Wotisit?
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2009, 16:08 »
what do you think cardoon flower

artichoke flower
look more like cardoon to me :unsure:

Yes, I think you may be right. Better let the flower arranging plotter have them!


 

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