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AAARRGHHH!!! What is this please?

(15 Posts)
ThisFenceIsComfy Sat 07-Jun-14 17:41:30

Bloody garden! Plus I have no gardening knowledge at all.

Worried in case the toddler eats one

What is it please? I bow before MN collective wisdom

Thanks

EasterSundaySimmons Sat 07-Jun-14 17:43:13

Triffid?

NoraRobertsismyguiltypleasure Sat 07-Jun-14 17:44:24

Looks like a cherry tree to me.

ThisFenceIsComfy Sat 07-Jun-14 18:10:08

Tbh with the amount of bloody poisonous plants in my garden, a triffid would blend right in.

AntinousWild Sat 07-Jun-14 18:11:35

We have one of these. It's a "that bloody thing's grown even sodding bigger".

ThisFenceIsComfy Sat 07-Jun-14 18:13:00

It is huge and it's in the neighbours garden.

Nomama Sat 07-Jun-14 18:14:12

Cherries hang in pairs. Mmmmm!

Smooth fruit? In the UK?

BelleOfTheBorstal Sat 07-Jun-14 18:15:10

It is a bird cherry tree, by my reckoning. From memory the berries don't taste nice and would give you the runs if you ate them but are not posionous as such.

Nomama Sat 07-Jun-14 18:16:02

Ask them. Tell them why you want to know and look/sound interested ...

The best I can do on identification sites is papaya!!!!

ThisFenceIsComfy Sat 07-Jun-14 18:16:03

I cut one of the hanging things <technical term> open and it is mostly stone with a bit of hard flesh

ThisFenceIsComfy Sat 07-Jun-14 18:17:07

The neighbours don't live there, only pop in once in a blue moon. They are the perfect neighbours grin

Nomama Sat 07-Jun-14 18:19:49

If it is bird cherry then you can probably be sure from the description here.

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/learn/british-trees/native-trees/bird-cherry/

ThisFenceIsComfy Sat 07-Jun-14 18:22:22

From the google pictures it doesn't look like bird cherry but I do think it is probably some kind of cherry then

WitchWay Sat 07-Jun-14 18:28:12

Agree cherry - when ripe they'll look more like cherries but will probably still be sour.

Mrsmorton Sat 07-Jun-14 18:31:49

Yes, have one of these. The cherries stay quite small but the leaves go reddish in the autumn. Look lovely.

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