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White bells out of control

Hello

We are very amateur gardeners and trying hard to keep things under control.  We have white bells growing up everywhere - in borders, between paving slabs (which are lifting), etc.  Any advice please on how to get rid of them please?

Thanks

Wendy

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,356

    Are they Lily of the Valley? http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/convallaria-majalis/classid.2000018093/ 

    I'm not going to be of much help to you if so ........... I'm trying very hard to grow some here image

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,370

    I assumed the white version of Spanish bluebells..

    Don't let them seed and keep digging them up is all I can suggest for those.

    Have you got a photo?

  • Thanks for your replies.  No they are not lily of the valley - I am pretty sure they are the white version of Spanish bluebells.  We have a whole border of them down one side of the garden (sorry no photos at present) and then some random clumps between paving slabs and other places dotted around the garden. What do I need to do to stop them seeding?

    Thanks

  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 4,452

    I would use glyphosate (Roundup) on them to be honest. Now's a good time to do it.

  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    Remove all the leaves which would otherwise feed the bulbs for next year. I have done this successfully.

    SW Scotland
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,356

    The leaves don't smell of onion do they?    Just checking ... 

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  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    Dove, I assume your question is for the original poster? image

    SW Scotland
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,356

    Sorry Joyce ... yes .......................... I have known Allium triquetrum to be mistaken for 'white bluebells' image

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