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Can anyone identify this bulb I removed from a derelict greenhouse recently  image Sorry for picture alignment

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,556

    Eucomis aka pineapple lily.

    Can go outside in sheltered areas as it tolerates a little frost but is best kept frost free over winter if grown in pots.   Feed it when it starts into growth again next spring.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Thanks for the reply I have 6 of them they were under the staging in a derelict greenhouse without any care for at least three years when I saw them sprouting I decided the deserved a chance ! 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,295

    What a fantastic find! Lucky you image

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,556

    Good find.    They'll produce fatter, denser flower spikes if you feed them.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 4,037

    I planted some corms in pots one year. It self seeded into the gravel on the path and has successfully survived two Scottish winters so far.

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,364

    things do so much better when they seed themselvesimage

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