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Can anybody identify this and know how to get rid?!

Andy135Andy135 Posts: 16
Hi all, probably a very stupid question, but I'm wondering if anyone can identify this.... 


And if there are any easy ways to get rid! They have been taking over my garden, driveway and gravel. Weed killer doesn't seem to do much, and I don't fancy digging them out of the lawn if possible.

Thanks in advance for any help!

Andy
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  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,762
    Difficult to tell from that, but if they're rampant, they could be Spanish bluebells.
    If so, they're hard to get rid of.
    Constantly removing the green growth is often the only way.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,852
    Behind the possible bluebell  near to the concrete post is a Creeping buttercup .... they're even worse than invading Spanish bluebells ... I'd get rid of that pretty quick if I were you.  

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,762
    I didn't like to mention that @Dovefromabove.... ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Andy135Andy135 Posts: 16
    here's another picture if that helps. Thanks for the top tips!

  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,422
    To me it looks more like something in the iris family, maybe montbretia (Crocosmia). Kind of flat at the base (there's probably a botanical term for that).
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • Looks like crocosmia to me too, despite me digging a bunch of it out years ago there are still wee random spikes appearing. I loved it at the time but now just keep digging them out if they’re in the wrong place 👍🏽
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,941
    2nd. picture def. bluebells.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • AsarumAsarum Posts: 657
    First pic, iris of some sort, or maybe Crocosmia.  The plants growing at the base of the shrub do look more like bluebells.
    East Anglia
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,422
    The ones in the post of 15:33 do look like bluebells. Maybe you have both.
    For comparison here are mine. Both are on the puny side because they are the survivors from last year's cull (I missed quite a lot, obviously!!).

    crocosmia

    bluebells


    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • Andy135Andy135 Posts: 16
    They definatly look like the bluebells JennyJ.

    I might be being a bit thick here, but don't bluebells have flowers? 🤓
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