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welshboy



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:29 am    Post subject: help please identify this  Reply with quote

This plant is growing in a border in what should be a veg/herb area but I do not know what it is- Any idea ? the slab is 60cm square
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ClaireK



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have something similar that is Garlic Chives but i might be wrong

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thx Claire it does look like Garlic Chives from your clue and my resulting google search lol

Do you use it ?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do. I tend to chop up the leaves finely and mix them into salads. I dont find them as strong as normal garlic but alot fresher tasting

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried one plant base- to look at a bit like a chives base or a spring onion base but I did not detect any onion taste at all - maybe my taste buds !
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure now- they look a bit like Crocosmia Lucifer,but i have yet to see any flowers
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My crocosmia all come from bulbs though.
I have very small iris' that look very like that plant however. Funny little things, they flower from what looks like the tip of a leaf.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thx Toddy for another clue. Yes they look like Iris but I have not seen them flower yet. Thankfully I spat out the bit I tasted as the stinking Iris is toxic.
I am reluctant to get rid of them as it is our first year here and the previous owner was an avid gardener with lovely raised  beds and easy maintenance so I guess there is some value in them although we are yet to ascertain what it is.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would say chives - ours have escaped from the pot and have self seeded all over the gravel and between the slabs - I'm having a terrible time trying to get rid of them - they even seem resistant to weedkiller
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kaz thx I do not think they are chives though and funnily enough unless I can identify a use for them (they seem invasive) they will be replaced with chives !
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In a Car boot sale today I saw some major kaffir lily which seem identical to my plant. apparently they flower in late autumn/winter so no wonder we have not seen any flowers. I will be pulling them up so if anyone wants some I will post them


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