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richard.spicer.7906

St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Allium sphaerocephalon

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

... and now they look like this #allium ghosts 😳👻

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SikoMa

I still love them😍

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rachelbrooks

Beautiful still! 👌🏼

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stephent

Still beautiful @richard.spicer.7906

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fuschia

I love the way they still give interest in the garden 👍👍

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brightcolours

#drumstick

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brightcolours

#seedhead

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

Old photo, from a few weeks back now. Didn't have time to post it but definitely can't wait for these to come back next year 💜 #allium #purple

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SikoMa

One of my faves😍😍😍😍

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carolgs

Love allium I must get more

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plants

Just beautiful👍📷💜💜💜

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fuschia

I need to get some of these. I just love the simplicity of them. The shape brings another dimension to the garden 😍😍

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brightcolours

#drumstick #purple

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richard.spicer.7906

They are beautiful Pearl 😊 and you can get a good selection extending over the seasons. @fuschia

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Naomi126

👌📸👌📝👌

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

Drumroll for the drumstick #alliums 😁

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SikoMa

Even when they aren't blooming, I love these.😍

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clickchick

👑 Outstanding shot 💖

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MelanieAt

Beeee-uuuu-teeeee-ful!

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Keely

Mine are about same

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debs69

Love them 😍

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bigemrg

Looks like you've got a good beat going on there Richard! 😀

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gillw

Love these!!

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enokavfc

Luv 'em ! I have been waiting for mine for months now never known them this late🤔

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lovemygarden65

Love this photo 💜

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riakat

I just saw these for the first time at a botanical garden last week, love them! 😍 Now on the "must-find" list 😃

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titchyfra

😍 @richard.spicer.7906 #titchyfrawishlist

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

Dainty little buds of #allium sphaerocephalon dancing in the breeze 😊

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richard.spicer.7906

@teamgardentags @ukgardentags - please can you check the name of this plant record in the database - all I see on my screen above is 'pending confirmation' ???

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juliesgarden

Fab 😍

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kathy

@richard.spicer.7906 appears to be in the database can you check again please

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richard.spicer.7906

Perfect, thanks @kathy - appears to be fixed now 😊👍🏼

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brightcolours

#bud #drumstick

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

Found some more Alliums coming through #newgrowth

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MarieMartin

Love alliums but have never had any, is it too late again?

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richard.spicer.7906

Hi @MarieMartin , technically no but buying them now will be more costly. You probably won't be able to buy 'packs' of bulbs at this time of year for most alliums as they will already be in there growing season. However, you will readily find bulbs that have been started off in pots in the garden centres. They will usually have small 9cm pots available, I saw some this weekend. But you will only get a few bulbs per pot unlike the packs where you would get more. Hope that helps 😊

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brightcolours

#allium-advice #drumstick

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  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2015
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richard.spicer.7906

Last one for tonight, and I'll finish on an Allium. A fairly smallish one in comparison to some other varieties. I've planted these in two separate patches close to the front of the border. 🤓

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richard.spicer.7906

Planted 20th November

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kathy

How tall do they grow to!

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tiggrx

I've planted this one too!

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wallington

I love these, I planted some last year and they've just started coming up again.

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fuschia

I need to get some of these x

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lamaisonbleueoleron

@kathy #allium #sphaerocephalon heigh 60cm #deal Gee Tee bulb company currently have them half price 3.30 per 100 bulbs now that's a bargain 🤓😉

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kathy

Thank you @lamaisonbleueoleron

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richard.spicer.7906

Yes, usually 60cm as Steve mentions. The database shows them higher for some reason. @kathy

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richard.spicer.7906

@wallington - first time I've grown these. Do you have to do anything special with them? Quite looking foward to seeing them in flower.

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richard.spicer.7906

@tiggrx excellent! - I think we're gonna see lots of pics of these in early summer next year 😀

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wallington

@richard.spicer.7906 I didn't, just planted them. They probably prefer good drainage but think they might be more forgiving compared to the larger bulb varieties. That said, I don't know if all of ours have regrown yet, I'll keep you updated! I got mine free so wasn't expecting much, but they're one of my favourites now.

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