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Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

Having bought 10 bulbs sold as English Bluebell, how is it possible to prevent hybridisation with the neighbour's Spanish strain? Do I put up signs for the bees stating 'No admittance to bees who have collected pollen from Spanish bluebells within the last 24 hours?' 

I know the neighbour's are Spanish cos I've seen them image The bluebells I mean, not the neighbours...


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,354

    I don't see how you can stop them crossing Fishy. Maybe not let yours seed, just wait for the bulbs to spread.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

    I've nothing against the Spanish strain, its just when a species is threatened that's it...its gone for good. But then others may say its evolution albeit aided by man once again image

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

    Raccoons as well now Jo if today's newspaper is anything to go by image

  • Six foot high towers, mesh fencing, razor wire and 2 alsatian dogs patrolling, and for night time, solar lights.

  • LynLyn Posts: 23,064

    I think Nut has the right idea, as soon as you see the flowers start to die, cut them off and throw them away, in the bin, then they won't drop seed.


    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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