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BobTheDuvet Sun 14-Apr-19 17:45:10

Pic! Friend or foe?

Beebumble2 Sun 14-Apr-19 17:50:08

Could it be a type of Campanula, the ones with the tall bell shaped flowers? Doesn’t look like a common weed.

BobTheDuvet Sun 14-Apr-19 17:59:32

Not sure the leaf shape matches, but thank you smile

Judashascomeintosomemoney Sun 14-Apr-19 18:04:20

Could be some sort of agapanthus maybe.

WellTidy Sun 14-Apr-19 18:05:42

It’s not muscari is it?

BobTheDuvet Sun 14-Apr-19 18:12:38

Agapanthus looks like the right sort of size - too big for muscat I I think (photo doesn't show scale). It's about 20-30cm across leaf tip to leaf tip.

Does agapanthus have slightly hairy leaves?

BobTheDuvet Sun 14-Apr-19 18:13:11

Muscari, clearly not a bottle of wine...hmm

WellTidy Sun 14-Apr-19 18:17:20

Could it be giant snowdrops that haven’t flowered?

BobTheDuvet Sun 14-Apr-19 18:25:11

Didn't know giant snowdrops even existed! But fairly sure it's not that smile

Beebumble2 Sun 14-Apr-19 18:37:50

When (if) it flowers, please come back and let us know what it is. Unless someone else knows..

Judashascomeintosomemoney Sun 14-Apr-19 18:38:29

Does agapanthus have slightly hairy leaves?
Hmm, mine don’t, they’re quite smooth but there are many varieties so it’s possible.

Purplehammer Sun 14-Apr-19 18:46:34

Could be a Snowflake, they’re often known as giant snow drops.
After a few years they make a huge clump and need splitting.
Much easier to grow than a true snow drop.

BobTheDuvet Sun 14-Apr-19 19:08:43

Hmm, not sure we've identified it yet. I will update when it flowers (if no one has a brainwave in the meantime)!

Bagpuss5 Sun 14-Apr-19 19:14:38

Bluebell probably. I am in Scotland and woods are full of these but down south I believe they are flowering now. Where are you OP?

BobTheDuvet Sun 14-Apr-19 19:20:39

I'm in the SE, bluebells all in flower round here and I've not seen any with hairy leaves. But thanks smile

NanTheWiser Sun 14-Apr-19 20:16:51

It could be Woodrush, one of the Luzula species. If it is, I would get rid of it, as it will seed around. Basically, a giant grass.

BobTheDuvet Sun 14-Apr-19 20:52:53

It's a good thought, but the hairy ones are very hairy at the edges of the leaves only, whereas this is fuzzy all over them leaves surfaces.

BobTheDuvet Sun 14-Apr-19 20:53:21

*the leaves <sigh>

queenrollo Sun 14-Apr-19 21:32:22

Fritillaria imperialis - possibly? I 'm not sure about the fuzzy leaves though.

BobTheDuvet Sun 14-Apr-19 21:44:10

Wondering about foxtail lollies - which the crown imperial web search lead me to. They have fuzzy leaves which the CI doesn't seem to

BobTheDuvet Sun 14-Apr-19 21:51:57

Ok, foxtail lily has been shot down by gardener family member.

Trethew Mon 15-Apr-19 01:10:48

Definitely not agapanthus

Trethew Mon 15-Apr-19 01:23:20

or bluebell. Looks a bit like some of the less common scillas, but I’m not sure. The side shoots/clusters don’t fit with the way a bulb grows. I think Nan might be right. Look up Luzula sylvatica

Laterthanyouthink Mon 15-Apr-19 01:32:34

Allium or daylilies?

BobTheDuvet Mon 15-Apr-19 06:53:20

Argh - why is there a six pic limit per 'day' (24hr period). Sigh. Later I will upload a pic of luzula to compare with unknown garden specimen. I don't think they match.

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