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RoddersUKRoddersUK Swanwick - SouthamptonPosts: 455
Look like some sort of giant allium, but I've never seen anything like these.


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,472
    Allium summer drummer. It grows to about 5 or 6 ft and flowers in June rather than May.  The flowers are a bit of a disappointment at tennis ball size.  With a huge stalk I was hoping for football size.
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze I garden in South Notts on an improved clay soil Posts: 3,118
    It is an allium could be Nectaroscordum?
    The most serious gardening I do would seem very strange to an onlooker,for it involves hours of walking round in circles,apparently doing nothing. Helen Dillon.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 13,027
    Looks like it to me too.
    There are ashtrays of emulsion,
    for the fag ends of the aristocracy.
  • RoddersUKRoddersUK Swanwick - SouthamptonPosts: 455
    Thanks, will feed back to my friend
  • LG_LG_ SE LondonPosts: 4,049
    Agreed re A. 'Summer Drummer' - looks exactly like mine and are at exactly the same stage. 
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
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