The appearance of buds on the stalks has made identification a lot easier: they've got to be hyacinth orchids.
|Flowers of our hyacinth orchids just starting to open|
|About the best closeup I can manage|
Unfortunately, when it comes to growing hyacinth orchids on purpose, rather than have them pop up at random, it is apparently just about impossible. They can't be propagated. But if you live near bush where they grow already, i.e. much of the Illawarra and indeed much of the eastern coast of Australia, they might just move in of their own accord.
In other garden news, the native violets are flowering again, and not just the familiar Viola hederacea with its pretty white and purple flowers. The Viola betonicifolia or showy violet looks much more like its European cousin:
|Showy violet flowering among eucalpytus litter|
What's in flower at your place?