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These have sprung up across my front garden and I’ve got no idea what they are, they’re clearly not just weeds but I wondered if anyone could point me in the right direction so I can either leave where they are or lift and move somewhere I’d prefer them. Thanks


  • rachelQrtJHBjbrachelQrtJHBjb South BucksPosts: 805
    Spanish bluebells, I think.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,321
    I agree ... looks like Spanish bluebells. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Thank you! Plant id sites were going with agapanthus which seemed way too unlikely! 
  • brackenbracken South West EnglandPosts: 91
    Bluebells, always look beautiful on mass under trees 
  • Yes I’ve been doing some research and I am thinking they may be suitable to move to the back garden under the trees to add a splash of colour in spring. They would work well with the plants that are already out in that area too
  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,507
    Most would say the only place to move spanish bluebells is into the bin!
  • Just discovered the difference between Spanish and English bluebells and the issues the Spanish ones can cause. Given that I live near woodland and countryside unfortunately they will be binned. They do look quite nice when they flower but it’s the responsible thing to do by the looks of things. 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,586
    Thank you! Plant id sites were going with agapanthus which seemed way too unlikely! 
    Such sites / apps are best treated with a pinch of salt.
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,063
    Good plan! Dig up as many bulbs as you can, and hoe/cut off the foliage and any flower stems where you can't get at the bulbs due to eg tree or shrub roots. Be prepared to repeat every spring because you won't get them all out first time (or 2nd time, or 3rd time.....).
  • Thank you, I’ll get the big spade out! 😅 
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