Feeble hyacinths or Spanish bluebells?

ObelixxObelixx Posts: 12,271

We have a well in the middle of our drive with a teeny, narrow bed round the sunnier side of it.  We know nothing has been fed, watered or otherwise tended in the garden for at least 3 years before our arrival so please, do you think these are feeble, unfed hyacinths or naughty Spanish bluebells?

We're planning to dig everything out anyway, remove the ghastly concrete and re-point the stones then widen the bed and improve the soil to put back the plants as there are some lovely autumn and spring daffs in there plus cyclamen.

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The Vendée, France

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 5,799

    They look identical to some Spanish b.b's I have just been trying to dig out !!

    Ah, but I was so much older then
    I'm younger than that now
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 46,979

    I think those are Spanish bluebells - this is definitely a feeble hyacinth that's been planted out some years now

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    It just looks to have a different growth habit to the ones in your pic ... and in my experience hyacinths don't multiply like Spanish bluebells do ... from the way yours are packed together they look to have multiplied fairly prolifically.  

    If you stop taking chances, you'll stay where you sit. You won't live any longer, but it'll feel like it.” 
  • Mark56Mark56 Windsor, BerkshirePosts: 1,634

    spanish blue bells 100%.

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 12,271

    OK.  Thanks.   I thought they might be but have never had them before so wanted to check.

    The Vendée, France
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 46,979

    Looking forward to seeing the refurbished wellhead image

    If you stop taking chances, you'll stay where you sit. You won't live any longer, but it'll feel like it.” 
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 12,271

    Me too.  Some bozo has covered a stone well in nasty concrete rather than point it properly.   It's smack in the middle between the gates and the house so needs to be prettied up I think.

    The Vendée, France
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