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Spanish bluebells, or not?

soulboysoulboy Posts: 429

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.

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,857

    Yes soulboy, you are correct. They are thuggish when they get going but still pretty image

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  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,705

    Agree Spanish bluebell.

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  • soulboysoulboy Posts: 429

    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.

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,131

    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.image

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  • Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,713

    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.

    GOOD LUCK!

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