please help

can anybody please tell me what plant this is please although ive looked up in places and asked family/friends nobody is 100%sure what it is many thanks pauline
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  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 528
    Need a photo!
  • BlackhalloliverBlackhalloliver DevonPosts: 31
    Could we have a photo
  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 2,470
    It's Gladiolus murielae (Also known as Acidanthera). Lovely thing. Mine aren't in flower yet!
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • thank you ive never even planted any so where they have come from who knows but they r lovely and smell beautifull 

  • ive never had them b 4 either
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 26,716
    They're little bulbs, so it's possible that a squirrel could have buried them there. :) They're not totally hardy, but they could have been in the garden already and just been hidden by other planting, blocking light/sun. You may have had just foliage before, and not seen flowers because of weather/climate conditions.
    Enjoy them - lovely little plant when in flower  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 2,470
    I'm envious - I grew them years ago and loved the scent. Bought some bulbs a couple of years ago, bought others as gifts and gave them saying "Just wait for the scent, it's marvellous". Guess what - no scent whatsoever, from any of them! Luckily they look good anyway.
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 26,716
    I've just noticed on @pauline parker-sleet 's photo, that it seems to be in amongst a Canna. That could explain it. If it's been a newly bought one the bulb[s] could have been in there  :)

    I've never detected a scent either @LG_ , but I often can't detect scent in plants, and many of them need more heat for the scent to develop well too. When they flower, we don't tend to have that much heat here anyway.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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