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    Default English Bluebells

    I have several clumps of proper English Bluebells at one end of my garden but Spanish ones at the other end and in neighbouring gardens.
    I am worried about cross pollination.
    Will the Spanish invaders ruin my English Bells or will my English Bells produce more English Bells and any Spanish ones will grow seperately, if you know what I mean?

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    The english and the spanish may well cross pollinate but that can't be helped. I'm afraid nature will have its way. The English ones will still continue to multiply as will the Spanish!
    If it was me I would remove the Spanish variety as they are endangering the native blue bell something wicked
    Sorry Julia

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    Hello Julia, how do you remove the Spanish bluebells. I have them popping up for weeds all over my garden. I've tried digging them out, can dig down 2' and it makes no difference. Have even sprayed with weedkiller - back they come. Any other ideas ?

    From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.

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    You have to dig them up! They will seed everywhere. I have both and also some of the hybrid. I am waging a war to eliminate the Spanish. (Shades of the Armada!)
    Whoever plants a garden believes in the future.

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    I have this vision of Flum with a 12bore shot gun blasting any Spanish bluebell silly enough to stick a leave above the ground shouting Die you Conquistador!
    It's not the growing old I mind but the growing stupid with it!

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    Rats! You've been peeking!
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    www.vegheaven.blogspot.com Updated March 9th - Spring

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flummery View Post
    Rats! You've been peeking!
    Sure have Good fun enit (the shooting not the peeking)
    Last edited by Grandpadragon; 11-05-2007 at 04:23 PM.
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    I can understand your frustration but I seem to have the opposite problem! I put in a load of english bluebell bulbs (cultivated - not wild) as per instructions but they seem to be very very slow to appear - is this always the case or am I doing something wrong? Any advice would be helpful.

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