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richard.spicer.7906

St Albans based fella with a day job in the City. Bulb addict, but love many other plants/shrubs πŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€πŸŒΎπŸŒΏπŸŒΌπŸŒΈ. Studying for RHS Level 2 certificate.

Muscari armeniacum syn. Muscari colchicum ; Muscari cyaneo-violaceum ; Muscari polyanthum ; Muscari steupii ; Muscari svovitzianum

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richard.spicer.7906

The traditional Grape Hyacinth- Muscari armeniacum. It grows freely, but in moderation, in the woodland part of my garden. I've never had to control it. I wonder if it's more tame in shadier conditions πŸ€” #muscari #grapehyacinth #muscari-armeniacum

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dizzyajc

Certainly isn't tame in my garden. I've been pulling them out for 17 years!

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Naomi126

πŸ‘ŒπŸ“ΈπŸ‘Œ

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richard.spicer.7906

Morning, trying to catch-up with everyone as been a little busy these last couple of weeks. Had a spare 5mins at the weekend and I noticed my #Muscari bulbs are now flowering down in the wild woodland part of the garden, amongst the shrubs. Signs of #spring everywhere 😊🌱 #grapehyacinth #muscari-armeniacum

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juliesgarden

Well hello Rich πŸ™‹, nice to see you , lovely photo πŸ’™

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latebloomer

Beautiful blue blooms and photo

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pelly

Morning Richard, great photo. πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

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stephent

Lovely pic @richard.spicer.7906

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susieg

I know what you mean Richard. Really hectic for me too. Lovely pic

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jendren

Great photo Richard.

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mojo

Hi Rich πŸ’™βœ¨πŸ‘Œβ˜ΊοΈ

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rachelbrooks

Hi Rich πŸ™‹πŸ» lovely pic - hope you get a bit more garden time soon!

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mikethegardener

@richard.spicer.7906 Hi Rich. Hope all's well with you 😊😊

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fuschia

Fabulous πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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titchyfra

Hi, lovely to see, they cheer things up with their lovely colour

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richard.spicer.7906

Morning everyone πŸ‘‹πŸΌβ˜•οΈ - off to the garden centre soon for some pots, but in the meantime here are some #blue #muscari still flowering near my woodland path. I'm sure there were more last year though πŸ€” #grapehyacinth #muscari-armeniacum

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brightcolours

Lovely. Absolutely not bringing any plants home?? πŸ˜‰

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richard.spicer.7906

Absolutely...... πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚ @brightcolours

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brightcolours

Teeheehee...

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plants

Mine are not in flower yet love these little blue/purple heads .

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latebloomer

Good morning have a fabulous day and enjoy your gardening

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bigemrg

Very pretty! Mine are still going strong too!

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skellyshelly

The contrast between the soft flowing flowers and the hard treescape behind is really interesting in this photo. Nice job!

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

The grape hyacinths are starting to bloom, surely it must be spring now! #grapehyacinth #muscari-armeniacum #muscari

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lamaisonbleueoleron

#Spring πŸ‘

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kathy

Yes it is!

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Naomi126

Stunning pic for the first thing to see this evening thanks @richard.spicer.7906 β—οΈπŸ‘ŒπŸ»

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lisebee

Beautiful!

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latebloomer

@Richard.spicer.7906 brilliant and oh so petty . Outstanding photo πŸ“·πŸ’œ. Can I ask what camera πŸ“· you use please if that isn't to bold

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richard.spicer.7906

Aw thanks Naomi 😊 @Naomi126

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Deborah πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸΌ, I use a mixture of pics from my Canon 550D digital SLR camera, and my iPhone 6 - this one is from my SLR πŸ‘πŸΌ

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richard.spicer.7906

@latebloomer

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latebloomer

@Richard.spicer.7906 I have one but don't use it enough . Clearly I should, given the standard of your photos and results you achieve Richard . Did it take you long to learn to use it ?

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richard.spicer.7906

I've had it about 3 years - for the first year it sat there doing nothing, was too scared to use it πŸ˜‚ but then I read the manual and a couple of books and just started practicing since. I'm sure there is much to learn and more functions on it that I would ever use, but getting the hang of it now. I went travelling in Canada last year and took over 3000 photos (as practice of course πŸ˜‚) @latebloomer

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latebloomer

@Richard.spicer.7906 thank you for reply . First thing read manual πŸ“–πŸ“·πŸ‘“

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  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2015
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richard.spicer.7906

These Grape Hyacinth are really coming on now. I don't think it will be long before the flowers come through 😳 #grapehyacinth #muscari-armeniacum #muscari

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fuschia

Pretty little flowers

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richard.spicer.7906

I used to have now opinion of them some years ago, but since looking at pictures and taking photos of them I see they have an amazing structure 😊

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fuschia

Yes I agree @richard.spicer.7906

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richard.spicer.7906

Bulbs coming to life along my woodland path πŸ‚πŸƒπŸŒ± #grapehyacinth #muscari-armeniacum #muscari

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fuschia

Will look amazing

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richard.spicer.7906

I hope they don't flower too soon Pearl πŸ˜• @fuschia

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fuschia

Yep Richard it's a bit too early x

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richard.spicer.7906

#grapehyacinth #muscari-armeniacum #muscari

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richard.spicer.7906

#muscari #grapehyacinth #muscari-armeniacum

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justin

#blue

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