Do you agree this is a Spanish bluebell? It's appeared in my back garden and from the descriptions I've found; pale blue flowers, flowers growing direct from the stem, and broad leaves, it sounds and looks very much like Spanish bluebell.
Yes soulboy, you are correct. They are thuggish when they get going but still pretty
Agree Spanish bluebell.
Thanks for the confirmations. I will be pulling these tomorrow if there's a break in the rain. Pretty though they are I have native bluebells in the garden and don't want to risk any hybridisation, or spread of the plant to other parts of the area.
YOU COULD LEAVE THE FLOWERS AND ENJOY THEM BUT PULL THEM OFF BEFORE THE SEEDS SET.
I DO THAT WITH DANDELIONS AND STUFF. THE BEES GET A DRINK AND I CAN LOOK AT THE COLOURS WITHOUT RISK OF ENCROACHMENT BY THE UNDESIRABLES.
We have Spanish bluebells too soulboy and they are a devil to dig out - and the bulbs proliferate so easily too. We thought we had dug them all from our driveway about 3 years ago, but now find them springing up again. The leaves of the bluebells come out easily enough, but the bulbs are a different matter.