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a1154a1154 Sunny South Scotland Posts: 948
Hi, 2 IDs please....

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,857
    Grape hyacinths and snowflakes.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • a1154a1154 Sunny South Scotland Posts: 948
     Don’t look like my grape hyacinths. Possibly the photo isn’t clear enough. 

    Is there any point in snowflakes? The flowers are a bit insignificant. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,345
    edited April 2021
    The photos aren’t great so zooming doesn’t show me much but the first looks like Spanish bluebells Hyacinthoides Hispanic I’m and the second looks like spring snowflake Leucojum aestivum. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,345
    My snowflakes are gorgeous. I think the ones in the pic are overcrowded and a bit tired. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • a1154a1154 Sunny South Scotland Posts: 948
    I’ll try for a better pic. 
    Thanks dove and fidget. 
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,877
    Not grape hyacinth and not convinced about blue bells, they’re star shaped flowers facing upwards. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,683
    edited April 2021
    2. Tiny white flowers look like Allium to me.
    Allium paradoxum maybe....common name few flowered garlic.
    An invasive weed/wild flower.
    Crush and smell the leaves..do they smell of onions?co
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • a1154a1154 Sunny South Scotland Posts: 948
    Yes the plant in the second pic smells oniony, so that seems right, thanks SS. I’m posting a better pic of plant in first pic below. 


  • a1154a1154 Sunny South Scotland Posts: 948
    I’m a bit shocked at how invasive the few flowered garlic is. Apparently you can use it to make pesto, so I might have a go. 
    I’m thinking of covering the area it’s in and see if I can get rid of it. I don’t think digging over will help much as it’s zillions of little bulbs. 
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