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Not rare at all, I'm afraid. English bluebells often come in white, but never, ever in pink.
Those are definitely Spanish imposters.
Does it smell awful? In which case it is a stinkhorn, often makes its presence known in hedgerows or on shady banks.
Plant a prostrate plant to one side. Are you absolutely sure you won't want to access the draincover in the future?
Or a willow.
Humane methods are pretty useless. You will have to kill it in a trap to get rid of it.
Take it out of the pot and examine the roots, sometimes they are potted in very little decent compost.
You'll be lucky. They are opportunists. If you feed them, they'll stay.
Just pick a leaf and tear it. The smell of bay is unmistakable.
Be aware that some things from supermarkets are treated so that they do not sprout. It extends their storage/shelf life.
It really would be sad to begrudge the bees a few leaves.