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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

Cirsium vulgare

  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

#wildflower thistle seed heads #autumn

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plants

Great shot 😀👌📸

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KariSamuel

#upclose #seedhead

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junebensted

Fantastic shot Richard😀

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

I love my wild thistles - the flowers always look beautiful, and great for pollinators 🐝🐝 - every gardener should keep at least a few 😊 #wildflower #thistle

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lamaisonbleueoleron

👌👍looking good 😎

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marion

Hurray, someone else who likes them. I love thistles and heather.

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Naomi126

With you 👌🏻 always thought it the perfect plant for us Up North 😂 a Wee bit prickly, but stunning if you look deeper 🤔😂😜

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pauline33

Aww that's a wee beauty 👍💕

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

Spiky! 😳 #thistle #wildflower

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richard.spicer.7906

always referred to these as Spear Thistles - can anyone confirm? (Scroll through photos for flowers from last year to help) 🤔🤓

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Naomi126

👌🏻

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fuschia

Dont know why but thistles appeal to me 🤔

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kathy

As a child we all had billy hooks and went in line cutting them down in the fields where the cattle grazed😂

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clickchick

Gorgeous detail 😀

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richard.spicer.7906

Me too @fuschia - they catch my arms and legs all the time but I keep thinking about how much the bees and butterflies will benefit from it 😊

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richard.spicer.7906

Ya know I think I did that a few times too. I used to work on a dairy farm as a teenager and was sent out by the farmer occasionally to remove certain plants from the fields where the herds grazed. @kathy

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2015
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richard.spicer.7906

Another beneficial thistle that a lot of people consider as weeds. This flower is a rich nectar source for a number of bees and butterflies. It's also the national flower of Scotland! 😀

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jacra

Lovely 2 look at richard, but i hate the spines 😉

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richard.spicer.7906

@jacra they are a bit spitefall aren't they!

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jacra

😂yes they are, still lovely tho.

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richard.spicer.7906

#thistle #cirsium #wildflowers

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