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any plant of the genus Acanthus having large spiny leaves and spikes or white or purplish flowers

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Acanthus produce very large roots so yours may have outgrown their pots or used up all the nutrients in the compost.
* To warm up this space, Debra from Acanthus Design Group is suggesting an area rug and a nice piece of art above the mantel.
All-inclusive at the 5-star Barut Acanthus & Cennet in Side, Antalya, is from PS849 per person based on two sharing for 7 nights, departing Manchester.
Packed with original features, including the York flooring in the kitchen and the wooden shutters in the reception room, this eight-bedroom home has plenty of charm, with neoclassical details such as Egyptian carvings on the door and window frames, ceiling roses with acanthus leaves, plus acanthus leaf ceiling borders and vine leaf friezes.
The vehicle is available in the gun maker Holland & Holland's signature green colour, with its badging on the side vents and tailgate and an interior with an acanthus scroll design, while the dashboard features a diamond pattern inspired by Holland & Holland firearm stocks and the executive seating has 17 degrees of recline.
Still, it was no mean task for Jamie to rid one of Acanthus spinosus.
The collection features the very recognisable Barocco motif, given new interpretations in three patterns: the Barocco Flowers, where the curlicues of Acanthus leaves match with an explosion of their own little flowers.
The building has been designed by Huntly-based Acanthus Architects.
This species leaves tend to be less spiney in deeper shade and also on the older leaves and is often sympatric with Acanthus bracteates.
The topmost section of the column, the capital, has a hint of sketched acanthus leaves (acanthus is a common plant in Mediterranean areas), which are identifying features of Corinthian columns.
Take root cuttings of acanthus, border phlox and echinops and put them in a cold frame or greenhouse.
The practice of former RIBA president George Ferguson, Acanthus Ferguson Mann, has made a third of its workforce redundant, while Dutch firm OMA laid off 50 staff.
Osborne's new catalog also debuts a set of carved acanthus leaf knobs and pulls for cabinetry or furniture.
The lower one is an elegant composition of acanthus leaves, but it is the higher one that is a marvel of the ancient world.
Abutilon, acanthus, and nandina provide a back-drop, and double impatiens and coleus add seasonal color.