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I am feeling rather guilty, read an article in todays paper saying that the Spanish bluebell is causing all sorts of problems with our native bluebell, cross breeding etc., i have some spanish ones and they are going to have to go! They do become rather invasive and i don’t like the leaves they are huge! the flowers are very pretty though and i have white as well as the purple ones, but if it means i save some English Bluebells they have to go.

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Good for you SK. Sorry to see the Spanish ones go but it will be much better to have English ones.

21 Apr, 2009


Yes I agree. I don't have the Spanish ones now.

21 Apr, 2009


It depends if there are any English bluebells in your vicinity - if the nearest are a couple of miles away there's no problem with cross-fertilisation. Just pull all the spent flower heads off before they seed and dig up surplus if they spread too much. That keeps the leaf area down a bit and makes it easier to hide while dying down. You're certainly not the only one with them in your garden, SK and they are lovely in the spring. Whatever you decide, don't feel guilty about something you didn't know!

21 Apr, 2009

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