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Anyone got a clue what these bulbs are?





  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,312

    I don't recognise those but they're not bulbs.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Possibly bearded iris rhizomes or something similar ...   ? 


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,312

    They look a bit dark and wrong for bearded iris but I have no better suggestionimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Lots of them in a pot, but no one remembers putting them in the pot or what they are image Only one way to find out I guess ...

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,016

    Doesn't look like Iris to me - but it looks more like something I wouldn't want, if I'm honest...image

    Yes - plant 'em and see Stephen image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,312

    Someone will probably recognise themimage

    Only one sure way as you say, get them back in the pot

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,312

    One of the aroids maybe?

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • SwissSueSwissSue Posts: 1,447

    Possibly jerusalem artichokes?

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,281

    Were they buried or lying flat on the surface.? The shoot looks a bit like Hedychium  but mine still have leaves and are dying down at the moment.

    What did the leaves and/or flowers look like?

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 22,662

    I think they could be Jerusalem artichokes. What do they smell like?

    Hello Swiss Sue, haven't seen you here for ages.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
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