Solved Well it looks like asparagus?

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  1. Clueless76

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      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      Yeah, it is.
      I can remember years ago it growing in my Grandmother's garden.
      It was just used as something to add to cut flowers, a bit of fern, as it was called back then.:biggrin:
       
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        Another vote for asparagus. If allowed to go to fern it will also produce seeds which is probably how yours arrived!

        I have a big old clump in the border which must have arrived that way. I pick some at this time for soup or whatever, then let the rest run to fern - it is tall and striking to look at, can be used in flower arrangements as @pete says and also goes an attractive yellow in autumn. Eventually it gets cut down and the whole process starts again in spring.
         
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          So leave to it’s own devices and cut back in autumn?
           
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          Yes, I would - think it would look rather good in that corner. If you decide you don't care for it, it should be pretty easy to dig up and remove this autumn.
           
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