I didn’t know what this was when I posted, but only took a few minutes for Emily van Lidth de Jeude (ooh, lovely garden pix) to provide the answer. They’re volunteers in our flowerbed, back every spring.
It’s really small, only a couple of centimetres long. There are quite a few of them and they’re charming in an understated way.
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From: Emily van Lidth de Jeude (Apr 19 2007, at 19:55)
Hi Tim. They're grape hyacinths (bulbs). Nice photo.