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Does anyone know what these are?

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kally195 Tue 18-Apr-17 15:12:55

Cos I don't!

JT05 Tue 18-Apr-17 16:17:42

The second one is a Lilly, I've no idea about the first. Sorry.

Robin7 Tue 18-Apr-17 16:19:09

The first one looks a bit like the flower on a bergenia (elephants ears) but with none of the leaves! (Ours are flowering atm)

P1nkP0ppy Tue 18-Apr-17 16:21:40

I think the first is Bergenia, second one a lily too. Odd that there aren't any leaves with the Bergenia tho'!

RapunzelsSplitEnds Tue 18-Apr-17 16:22:08

Is the first a Hesperus?

Trethew Tue 18-Apr-17 18:30:26

Not 100% sure but I think it's a native/weed called Butterburr. Flower stalks arched, and followed by round leaves

kally195 Tue 18-Apr-17 22:13:05

Thank you! It looks like there are some more of the first one coming up (it does look like bergenia, but leafless) so I will update with more picks. I wonder what sort of lily the second will be?!

So many plants I need to work out. This one is definitely asparagus though....

JeNeSuisPasVotreMiel Sat 22-Apr-17 06:07:37

Second one is asiatic lily.

Ifailed Sat 22-Apr-17 06:41:29

your 2nd post looks like asparagus.

kally195 Wed 26-Apr-17 17:24:49

@Trethew I think you may be right with the Butterbur. It now looks like this with leaves coming.

It's odd, because the flowers look way more like Bergenia than Butterbur, but the flowers followed by leaves plus the appearance of the leaves makes me think Butterbur.

kally195 Wed 26-Apr-17 17:28:11

Right - as you've been stars so far, any idea what these lot are?

First ones are very tall stalks with buds on top, growing out of a low bunch of leaves.

kally195 Wed 26-Apr-17 17:30:06

These are purple. There lies the extent of my knowledge

kally195 Wed 26-Apr-17 17:31:55

These droop over and are white. They are small.... I need to go on some kind of gardening for dummies course

littlewoollypervert Wed 26-Apr-17 17:43:20

The purple one looks like an allium (I love them)

Halsall Wed 26-Apr-17 17:45:31

The purple spiked one is a camassia, OP. They usually form clumps and are lovely. Definitely keep that one!

Halsall Wed 26-Apr-17 17:50:45

The little white ones may be ornithogalum aka Star of Bethlehem - if you google you'll find better images to compare (sorry, can't link, am on train with crappy wifi). The tall stalky thing looks very like nectaroscordum, which is a kind of allium.

I have all these plants in my garden. Are you me, in fact? grin

kally195 Wed 26-Apr-17 18:00:01

Ooh - pleased the purple is something lovely, as my daughter is already very attached to it (as she is to anything purple).

A bit of stubborn googling has revealed the little white ones are allium triquetrum, otherwise known as the three cornered leek or onion weed.

This very much explains why bits of my front garden stunk of onions while we were gardening although there are a lot less as we may have ripped them out thinking they were selfseeded chives

Very excited to see what the suspected nectaroscordum does!

I may be you. Or are you me?

Halsall Wed 26-Apr-17 18:30:12


Are you on chalk soil kally? I am, and I think those are all chalk-loving plants. I have wild strawberries too smile

kally195 Wed 26-Apr-17 18:38:10

Um...Yes? Very near the sea, and not too far away from some famous White cliffs.

kally195 Wed 26-Apr-17 18:41:01

Oops - posted too soon. So yes, quite possibly on chalk soil? There has been loads of stuff dug into the soil too, as the previous owners were landscape architects and used the garden to experiment. We have a hydrangea which is a really unusual shade of blue, unlike any other I've seen.

Halsall Wed 26-Apr-17 18:57:26

If it is nectaroscordum it will look like the images on this blog page. There's a shot of the buds looking very much like the pic you posted.

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