Q: Ken, I wonder if you or your team might be able to help me. I was given a small half barrel, planted with 2 bulbs. Was told that the bulbs were not identified, they are have now started growing quite rapidly, but neither me, the wife, dad, cannot find out what it is. The head of the plant has now got what seems to be a whole bunch of buds underneath. Would you have a look at the photo Ken, and maybe give me your opinion. Love the BBC ESSEX show by the way Ken, brilliant. Regards, Barry Barnes.
A: investigating this one Barry
Barry: Following my enquiry and photo identification on thursday 14th, I think I may have found the answer. I believe the plant in question is a Eucomis Bicolor “Pineapple Lily”. Our local gardening centre put me in the right direction, and also found them advertised on Ebay for £7.99 for a 2ltr pot and bulb. Maybe you could take a look Ken and give me your opinion. Best of luck regards Barry.
A: You are dead right, they are sold in Garden Centres, in fact we used to sell them as dry bulbs when we had a nursery , but for the life of me last week I just couldn`t remember it’s name (Must be age!!!)