Solved Bulbous weed at edge of borders

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  1. Kon

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    I'm learning the weeds that live in my garden. But over the last few days I saw a few shoots cropping up in my raised beds that I don't recognize. On investigation these are attached to a little bulb.

    Plantnet suggests Muscari or Star of Bethlehem, both of which I did see in my garden in early spring. But I didn't think this was the right time of year for them? And of course Plantnet is less accurate when it only has a little stem to work with.
     
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    Scale: these little shoots are 1-2cm long
     

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    Hi @Kon , sorry I haven't got time to do an indepth check right now but they are Spring bulbs. You'll find that a lot of them send up new growth in Autumn and are green all through the Winter. Replant them at a depth of about 3 inches. They'll be fine.
     
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      Muscari are just starting to send up shoots in a couple of my patches. It’s about right for them. They start leafing very early I find @Kon
       
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        Kon, I remove these from my garden! :)

        When I first got into gardening I thought these were wonderful spring flowering bulbs so divided and replanted them across the garden. However, they are very invasive and multiply very quickly popping up here, there and everywhere. They spoil other plantings. Took me several years to eradicate them

        Depends what you want in your raised beds Kon but I would not replant them .......prob a marmite plant; some love them and others don’t :noidea:
         
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          Thanks everyone!
           
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