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NikunjNikunj Posts: 46


Grateful for any help in identifying this plant in my garden 


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    They are alliums but difficult to say which as I can't judge the size.  If they are smallish then they could be chives which have red-ish buds before they open to a purple flower.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,157

    Look like chives to me too Bob.  Lovely with scrambled egg.  

    Chives grow between 8 - 16" tall, depending on conditions. 

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

  • NikunjNikunj Posts: 46

    Thanks BobTheGardener! this is really helpful- will start looking up and researching more about alliums and chives in particular- i remember purple flowers from last year, so hopefully will have some more this year.

  • LynLyn Posts: 22,884

    Does it smell a bit like onions if you break a strand of it, if so you can eat the flowers as well as the stalks, they look lovely on a salad.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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