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Is this Crocosmia?

HoneyheartHoneyheart Posts: 39

Hello I have just moved to Cornwall and found myself in quite a big garden which has been rather neglected. Nothing has been fed, pruned or cared for at least 2 years and only intermittently for 5-10 years before that. I'm struggling to identify plants and trees and thrown when they don't do what I expect. 

There are several big clumps of (I think) Crocosmia but they are now doing one thing a bit weird. There are grass like stems coming out of the foliage but no sign of buds. Is this normal?

Any help or advice gratefully received. Thank you

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,587

    it's only May, too early for flowers.

    Devon.
  • HoneyheartHoneyheart Posts: 39

    But are the grass seed things normal?

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,587

    Can you add a photo or two?

    Devon.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368

    Photo essential (she says, thinking  b.......y Carex pendula again)

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,587

    or crocosmia over run by couch grass?

    Devon.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368

    Yes, Hosta, another likely one 

  • HoneyheartHoneyheart Posts: 39

    image

    There were lots of clumps in different parts of the garden and they all have thsee grass like fronds growing from the plants, where you'd expect the flowers to be....

  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,561

    I think this is the stuff that comes from bird food - someone will know the proper name ! image

  • HoneyheartHoneyheart Posts: 39

    can you explain? Is it crocosmia or another plant? Thanks

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368

    I'm a mind reader. Carex Pendula image

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