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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

Crocus 'King of the Striped'

  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2018
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richard.spicer.7906

And another one, Crocus ‘Pickwick’ - orange bum bee 😊 #bee #bumblebee

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richard.spicer.7906

My mistake - it should be ‘King of the Striped’ as three of the inner side of the petals have a more solid purple colour. Pickwick is virtually the same but all the inner side of the petals are more formally striped 🤓 #crocus #crocusvernuskingofthestriped

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pelly

Bum on fire 🔥🚒🐝

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columbiariver

Va va voom!

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Purple cascade...💜💜💜💜

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kathy

Dipped it’s bottom in the pollen

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

The garden is alive with the sound of buzzing today 😀🐝🐝🐝🐝 #bee #crocus #macro

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pjwbushnell

Great timing for this photo

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janie

Wonderful photo Richard. Beautiful crocus and I think the more flowers grown the more bees. We need bees.......🐝

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justin

Bloomin brilliant Rich 👍👍👍🙌 #bees

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drnicko

Very professional photo!! 👍👍

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juliesgarden

Fab photo Rich 👏🙌🏻

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Andreamarie

Amazing photo!!

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lyndag

Excellent shit Richard. Look at the pollen on his little legs and back. They're just fabulous, eh? Well done capturing that 👍🏻🐝

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lyndag

Oh. My. God. I meant shot. Definitely meant shot. Shoot me now please!

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linfoster

Cracking pic Rich 👏🏻👏🏻😍

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linfoster

😳 @lyndag 😜

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brightcolours

💛🐝💛

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

I think out of all the #crocus pots I made for this year, this was my favourite - 'Pickwick'

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justin

Looks wonderful 👍

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thomasrat3

Certainly does Richard😍

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janric

I can see why Richard👍🏻

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richard.spicer.7906

Cheers @justin - it is the last full crocus pot at its best, most of the others are fading now.

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richard.spicer.7906

Blooming marvellous I'd say @thomasrat3

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Jan, morning 😊 @janric

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richard.spicer.7906

They certainly are Deborah - it's nice to see the sun make them open ☀️ @latebloomer

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linfoster

Ah so that's what they are called , thanks Rich 😊

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richard.spicer.7906

My pleasure Lin 👍🏼 @linfoster

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kathy

Beautiful

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks @kathy 😊

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richard.spicer.7906

Morning! 👋🏼..

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ladypiccolino

Beautiful 🌸🌸🌸

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justin

Lovely little #crocus Rich 👍

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kathy

Gorgeous colours

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fuschia

I like this one 👍👍

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debs69

Oooh Mr Pickwick looking good 👍

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juliesgarden

Love it 😍

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Nannaida

Love it @richard.spicer.7906 😃

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helend

Beautiful photo

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

These #crocus pots are really coming on nicely now. This one is almost ready to burst! 😀

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fuschia

Can't wait to see them 👏👏

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

Another pot of crocus popping up. This one is called 'Pickwick', which is a Dutch crocus. Has striped white and violet flowers. 🤓. Planted 27th September.

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MelanieAt

@richard.spicer.7906 great picture! Tell me, is that horticultural grit? I keep reading about it but I can't find it in Canada under that name. Garden centres keep referring me to perlite. It really looks like little rocks to me...? Perlite, not so much...

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richard.spicer.7906

It sure is @MelanieAt , strange that it's difficult to find in Canada. Perlite, vermiculite and grit are commonly used here in uk - each with there own benefits. I've just used it mostly for cosmetic reasons though to decorate the tops of my pots, although I tend to use it in the soil too if I need more drainage - saves me buying bags of the other stuff which is more expensive. Perhaps it might be commonly called Alpine grit or cactus grit? 🤔

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