Weird bulbed grass/weed growing in garden

Hi all,

I've seen this weird grass (weed?) growing in my garden during the winter (and before).

It has long wide leaves like a regular grass but also appears to grow from small bulbs at the base of the leaf.

It appears to grow in quite large amounts filling more than a few household bin bags over the last couple of months.

I've attached an image for reference any help is appreciated.


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  • Katiehound
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    Ha, I'm no expert but that's clearly a bulb. Snowdrops? Chinadoxia? Might be blubells?
    So you are throwing away potential flowers...... just not sure what!
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  • Yeah I'm a complete novice when it comes to garden so the weed description is a little off, but it does grow very quickly!
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    If you are new to the garden and new to gardening it is often worth waiting for up to a year to see what is growing / has already been planted as you might have some really nice plants which are dormant at present.

    Then, if you don't like what you have you can give them away rather than throw away.
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  • Yeah I'm a complete novice when it comes to garden so the weed description is a little off, but it does grow very quickly!
    Describing it as a weed is not the wrong thing to do if you don’t want it. The definition of a weed is a plant that is growing where it’s not wanted. So technically a beautiful red rose could be described as a weed
  • elsien
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    Muscari? They chuck up lots of leaves. Leave some to flower and see what happens. 
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  • Misslayed
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    Looks like muscari - grape hyacinth- to me. Very pretty clusters of blue flowers in spring, but it does spread very successfully!


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  • Mojisola
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    RAS said:
    Stop throwing it away. Wait until it flowers and then decide if it's too rampant. The previous household probably nurtured that stand of bulbs for years.

    And take the suggestion seriously about just living with the garden for a year before your rip out any more plants.
    And, if you don't like any plants that come up, consider offering them for free to neighbours/through FB groups/etc.

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    Misslayed said:
    Looks like muscari - grape hyacinth- to me. Very pretty clusters of blue flowers in spring, but it does spread very successfully!


    Hi
    I was thinking the same thing.
    Thanks
  • twopenny
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    edited 22 January 2023 at 4:39PM
    I thought it might be wild garlic.
    Apparently good on pestos and the new trendy cheffie thing.
    Darned hard to reduce to a manageable amount though.
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