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BurtsnestBurtsnest North westPosts: 174
I know I'm relatively new to gardening but I think I've lost my marbles. The first pic is meant to be Lilly of the valley I planted from pips in early spring however it looks nothing like any pic I can find of Lilly of the valley.  The second are Queen Fabiola Brodiaea bulbs planted at the same time and again look nothing like any pics I can find of them. Does anbody recognise these as what they are meant to be or have my marbles gone. :s
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  • FireFire LondonPosts: 13,897
    edited June 2018
    I'm relatively new to gardening but I think I've lost my marbles.

    Welcome to gardening! You're in good company.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 18,381
    Not Lily of the Valley, could be young Queen Fabiola Brodiaea. Don't think your marbles are lost, expect they will turn up soon ;)
    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • BurtsnestBurtsnest North westPosts: 174
    Ha thanks Fire. Glad I'm not losing it alone.
  • BurtsnestBurtsnest North westPosts: 174
    Not Lily of the Valley, could be young Queen Fabiola Brodiaea. Don't think your marbles are lost, expect they will turn up soon ;)
    Hmmm..  thanks Busy-Lizzie I'll have to be patient .  God knows where I've put the Lilly of the valley then. 
  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489
    @Burtsnest, lily of the valley dies back so you have no chance of seeing it 'til the spring.
    Sorry.
    SW Scotland
  • BurtsnestBurtsnest North westPosts: 174
    I hope my patience pays off Joyce21. I'm be over the moon  if it sprouts next spring wherever it is I've put it :D  
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 13,897
    L of the V does have a reputation for not taking. I planted a lot and have seen no sign for years.
  • BurtsnestBurtsnest North westPosts: 174
    What a shame.  I think they are lovely.  I have a shady border I would like to grow them in. Ah well I might give it another go. 
  • Pauline 7Pauline 7 West Yorkshire Posts: 2,103
    edited June 2018
    I planted some lily of the valley 3 years ago and thought I had lost them until someone on here identified a mystery plant for me earlier this year. ........lily of the valley. 

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150
    Hi @Burtsnest. The leaves in your photos are probably the Brodiea. They come up in the spring, then start to droop as the flowerheads come through. Mine is in full flower now, the foliage is a mess. Will snap a pic in a bit.

    Lilly of the valley leaves are much broader, as shown in Paulines pic. I planted my pips in pots last spring so I didn't lose them. They came up green this year (no flowers) and I've planted them out now, they are currently dieing back. Keeping my fingers crossed for blooms next year.

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