In the garden with Julia Smith

IN THE GARDEN | The art of defensive gardening

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Burglars may not know the name Ecephalartos horridus, but they would never forget an encounter with its thorny armour. The cycad’s stiff and treacherous razor-like spines of tough blue-grey foliage rip the skin when you get anywhere near it.

That’s the reason our neighbour planted this cycad below their bathroom window...

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