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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

Dipsacus fullonum syn. Dipsacus sylvestris

  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2017
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richard.spicer.7906

Frosty #teasel seed heads - glad I didn't cut these down as they look beautiful in the #winter #frost ❄️ #dipsacus #seedhead

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marcwoolnough

And a great food source for finches!

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thegeordiegardener

@richard.spicer.7906 I'm growing these as we speak 👍

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

#wildflower seed heads, Teasel ready for the birds #autumn

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plants

Great shot Richard 📸😀👌

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yodamama

Lovely photograph 👌🏻

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lamaisonbleueoleron

The goldfinch will love you 👌😘

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

Morning 👋🏼 - was looking at some pics from a few weeks ago and stumbled on this. So glad I introduced this #wildflower into the garden. It's since finished and the seed heads are ripening nicely #teasel #dipsacus #bee #wildlifewednesday

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mrsflowerpot

Great photo Rich 👍🏻🐝👍🏻

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mrsflowerpot

And good morning 🙋🏼😀🙋🏼

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks, and Good morning too @mrsflowerpot 🙋🏽‍♂️😬

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richard.spicer.7906

Does anyone know what type of bee this is? I'm not good at bee identification but I'd like to hashtag it as I've not seen one like this before 🐝

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pelly

Fantastic photo Richard. Good morning to you too. 😊

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mrsflowerpot

😂😂😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻

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littleproverbs

Stunning photo

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richard.spicer.7906

Hello @pelly , good morning ☕️

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yodamama

Good morning Rich have a good day 👋🏻

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Keely

Morning rich great pic 👌

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richard.spicer.7906

Hmm... thinking red tailed bumblebee? There are a few others though with orange bums... 🐝

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

Morning all 👋🏼☕️, my Teasel is ready to open its nectar bar today 😁 #wildflower #teasel #dipsacus

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mikethegardener

@richard.spicer.7906 Morning Rich. Is the sun shining in your neck of the woods this morning...? 🌞

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lamaisonbleueoleron

Bonjour young Richard, fab 👌

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angipangi

Such a tease!! 👌🏻

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rachelbrooks

Good morning @richard.spicer.7906 fab pic 👌🏼

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ukjohnny

..great shot...

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marymary1

Teasles are great! Goldfinches love 'em too. Great shot.

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richard.spicer.7906

I'm going to leave the seed heads on @marymary1 and see which birds appear later in the year. I very rarely see goldfinches so hoping this might attract some 😊

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

So pleased with my #wildflower purchases earlier this year. This #teasel will soon be in flower 😊

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stephent

That's lovely @richard.spicer.7906

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Hut123456789

I love these Richard bought one 7yrs ago & randomly we will still get ones come up from it self seeding not every year but now and again it's a great plant & the bubble bees love it so get your camera at the ready 😘🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🌺🌺🌺

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daisy-jane

Great pic @richard.spicer.7906 👍😊

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cazmill

Ooh I have this given to me, didn't know if it flowered. Look forward to that then.

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fuschia

Looks great Richard 🖒🖒

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

Another #wildflower combo in my bed - This #Teasel looks great against these #Allium atropurpureum

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jw383339

Where can I get teasels

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beckers1974

🐝🐝🐝

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richard.spicer.7906

Hi @jw383339 😀👋🏼 - you can either buy seeds to sow - most garden centres sell them in their wildflower collections, or you can buy plug plants from specialist Garden centres or online nurseries - I bought mine from an online specialist. I'll link it below for you 👍🏼

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richard.spicer.7906

http://www.wildflowers.uk

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

Time to share some of what was in my box of wildflower goodies last week 🤓 - Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) - great for bees when in flower, and loved by birds (like goldfinches) when in seed 👍🏼

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richard.spicer.7906

@magnolia105 and @jopo have a couple of nice pics of this plant in flower!

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richard.spicer.7906

#wildflowers

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debs69

Do they need a lot of space @richard.spicer.7906 ? 🤓

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richard.spicer.7906

They grow to about 1 metre tall @debs69

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debs69

😳 think that might be too tall for my postage stamp plot! @richard.spicer.7906

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