Identification required please

Hi all,

I've attached some pictures of a couple of plants growing in my garden. I have no clue what they're called. I've taken more than one picture of each which may or may not help but hopefully will.

The first grows like a carpet up to about 8-10 inches tall and there is plenty of it. I like it as it seems to be completely hardy and just gets on with it and the bees love it. But no idea what its called.

The second grew up last year, to about the same state you can see in the pictures. Is this just a funky boring old grass? Or is it something that should flower? It didn't flower at all last year if its supposed to so I'm not sure whether I need to move it somewhere or just dig it up.

Thanks for your help, Heather x

 

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  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    Hi Heather image

    Don't know the top one, but the leaves look like a bulb, and are possibly bluebells.

  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 11,272

    Don't know the top ones, could the bottom pics be bluebells or a day lily.

  • 4thPanda, the leaves on the second pic grow to about a foot tall, I perhaps should have mentioned that!. Would bluebells grow that tall? 

  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 11,272

    Snap panda, nearly trod on you image

  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 11,272

    Heather, there is a type of snowdrop with leaves that tall, mine are just in bud 

  • Oh I'd be so pleased if they were some sort of lily. If only they'd flower then I might have more of a clue!

  • hmmm curiouser and curiouser! It looks like I might have to hoik them out and move them when they start coming through next year and see what happens. 

     

  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 11,272

    Found these Heather 

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,766

    The first looks like either the white form of borage or the white form of comfrey - someone, probably Nut will know which!

    As for the second - if you pick a leaf and bruise it, does it smell of anything - onions or garlic for instance?

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    My bluebell leaves are quite long, possibly as long as yours Heather. Mine are the (evil, some say) Spanish variety. 

    Do like the mountain bluebells image

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