Hello. My first post to a forum of any description and here's hoping you can help identify the pictured plant!
This plant has been growing in clumps since last autumn in the 50cm wide container I use for growing runners. This is one of about 10 large clumps, each about 15 inches tall and tough as old boots to get out. I had to use a spade to dig them out. The leaves are, how should I describe them, tube like, similar to Chives but really tough, glossy and a darker green.
I have tried to google it under grasses but no luck. There are no bulbs of corms at the base of each 'blade' so I've discounted such things as onion grass. I should have thought to photograph them in situ but didn't, so this one is sitting on a wheelie bin.
Any ideas please?
Hi Phil not a grass but looks like soft rush . Try looking in google images.
Possibly a rush..Juncus sp.
For an accurate id you need the flowers.
Yes, Soft rush ... juncus effusus ... Often seen in damp meadows.
Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.
Thanks Flyfifer. Absolutely spot on! Would never have found it if I'd kept on looking at grasses only.
This forum lark seems a really good idea. I reckon I'll be back sometime.
Thanks Silver Surfer and Dovefromabove too. Your posts came in while I was slowly plodding through my reply.