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Any idea what this could become?

It has appeared in a raised bed that I have yet to decide how to plant it up. It was cleared 2 yrs ago of the various herbs etc that I grew in it.

There is no smell, I did wonder garlic/onion but nothing. I was thinking of excavating it but thought I'd see if you good people have any ideas.
thanks.



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Looks a bit similar to autumn flowering crocus (colchicum) when the leaves start to come through.

1 Jan, 2012

 

Daffodil bulb.

1 Jan, 2012

 

I think this is a typical specimen of Plantus Waitandseeius.
Happy New Year!

1 Jan, 2012

 

Hallo green shoots - how nice to see you (I hope!). ;-)

They do look 'bulbous', so I'd leave them and see.

1 Jan, 2012

 

I can rule out colchicum, they are different and up in the rest of the garden. they are tubular and atypical of any of the daff bulbs I have BA thats why I didnt think it was them.

OH also suggested P. waitandseeus. :o)

But I hate haveing to wait especially if it turns out into something disasterous.

2 Jan, 2012

 

One of the common Arum - spread like crazy. Could be 'cuckoo pint/lords and ladies. Seed heads produce red berries, and the main root goes down some way, usually breaking off before you get to it ... mutter mutter!!

2 Jan, 2012

 

again I have lots of arum and they dont look like this.

I feel I should know what this is and it is driving me mad.

2 Jan, 2012

 

Patience, patience! ;-)

2 Jan, 2012

 

now how likely is that spritz? :o)

2 Jan, 2012

 

There are several varieties - all with supposedly wonderful leaf markings, from marbling to spots and stripes. Great in woodlands etc. but not in my borders due to their spreading like blue-bells!! A weed is a flower out of place!

2 Jan, 2012

 

PS: you could try gently excavating it. If it is one of the arums you will have multiple small stems on several lumpy misshapen corns. Dig out at least 8 inches. If you like what you see - pop it back in again.

2 Jan, 2012

 

But perhaps don't dig it up yet, it might have brittle roots. Glad your OH agrees with me. But we all look forward to finding out what it really is! Are you sure it isn't a daffodil that isn't planted deeply enough!

2 Jan, 2012

 

It`s going to be beautiful.
And very lonely.
And you will promise yourself to get some more and have a drift of them next year,with other complimentary plants.
And your attention will be drawn elsewhere as the season progresses.
And you will forget.
Untill next year,when the same thing happens.
Am I alone,or does that ring any bells with other GOYer`s?

2 Jan, 2012

 

Specially the bit about forgetting...

2 Jan, 2012

 

Its atypical for a daff as they usually emerge with 'flattened' leaves. these are circular/tubular with a silvery 'tunic' around them. Again not typical for arum as I have many of these in the garden too.

I dont know if this emerged last year as I was usuing the bed as a spare space for plants in trays [propagation expansion] but I know what you mean Fidgit. :o)

Not excavating incase it is brittle is the reason I havent done it and knowing my luck it would be something truely wonderful and it would die.

must be more patient.

3 Jan, 2012

 

Ding, dong! Bang on Fidgit, I do that regularly.

3 Jan, 2012

 

Well right now I want to know what it is, but by the time it flowers I'll probably have forgtten all about it...

3 Jan, 2012

 

dont worry as it progresses I will take photos and add them. I do have a niggle at the back of my mind that it will turn out to be a dock or something equally unwanted. :o)

3 Jan, 2012

 

Noooo...I'm sure it'll be something lovely. :-)

3 Jan, 2012

 

hope springs eternal ehh?

4 Jan, 2012

 

Maybe it is bulb that an Australian planted upside-down?

4 Jan, 2012

 

you are in tune with my 14yr old BA :o)

4 Jan, 2012

 

Obviously another great mind, Sbg.

4 Jan, 2012

 

yesterday morning there was a white flower: A snowdrop. but no leaves. I was going to take a photo but I didnt get chance. today it is under 4" of snow.

so a snowdrop without leaves, as yet. welcome but not exceptional.

5 Feb, 2012

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