Can anyone identify this plant /weed, please.

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  1. Hollyberry

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg I hate gardening and only do you t because it's necessary. Know nothing about plants.
    Now these have grown up in the garden, quite tall and I was just going to dig them out, thinking big weeds, when I noticed they have flower buds on them.

    Sorry the photos are poor--- full sun at the moment.

    Can anyone tell me if they are weed or garden plant, please?
     
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    My best guess is they are huge poppies
     
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    Yep, deffo poppies, we've got quite a few in our garden just don't go making opium lol. The flowers are beautiful when they come out.
     
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    Huge thanks everyone! I did scatter some poppy seeds my neighbour gave me but didn't expect them to look so Tryfid like!
    I am so useless at gardening.
     
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    They're going to be beautiful when they flower
    If you leave the seed heads intact they will seed themselves again for next year
    Poppies don't have a long flowering period, but they look great
     
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    They're not poppies like the red ones you see everywhere they have many petals and are really beautiful.
     
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    You can also eat the Sow Thistle when they are younger, that one will be very bitter.
    In Maori they are "puha", and used like a kind of spinach.

    Quite a favourite meal in the old days "Pakiha and Puha":cool:
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    White man/"long pig" and puha:eek::eek:
     
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    Off topic, sorry. I took this photo this morning. It's a bad photo of a flower of a caper p!ant. You know, the small, expensive, green things that you buy in jars. Here they grow wild but I'm not confident to pick the buds and preserve them! The best flowers are the other side of the fence.

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    You can pickle Nastursham seeds and use them instead of Capers
     
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    I was all fired up to have a go and then read that there is a poisonous caper plant and to make sure you got the right one. Needless to say I chickened out!

    They use the buds here and then they pickle the fruit also to use on salads. The fruit looks like a gooseberry on a long stalk.
     
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    Pauline wherever the poppy seeds fall at the end of flowering they may not flower until the year after next. The ones you have may have blown from your neighbours the year before last.
     
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    I need to smoke a bit first to give you an honest answer lol.
     
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    We've got some wild poppies but they are yellow? Are they poppies I can't photo as rob dug them up. I liked the wild look!
     
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    I asked my neighbour. These are from her pink poppies. She gave me some seeds last year. I had to ed poppies in the garden in France but they were more sort of delicate and feathery looking than these. I'm sure they'll look nice when they flower. Glad I didn't just attack them with the spade.
     
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    You can pickle FUNsters and use them instead of people.
     
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    Yellow poppies I think are Californian poppies very nice
     
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    Welsh poppies!

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    Californian poppy!

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    20160603_141743.jpg One of ours I photographed yesterday, we also have white ones
     
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    Yes mine must be welsh ones!
     
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