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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 👨🏼‍🌾🌿🌼🌸. Studying RHS Level 2&3 certificates.

Echinacea purpurea 'Tiki Torch'

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

Closeup of the cones #echinacea #coneflower #macro #orange #hot 😎🔥🔥

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christineb

Super shot Richard 👌

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joshuaharrell

Gorgeous!

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angiecrazycatlady

Lovely photo 👍

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belindah

👍👍👍👍👍

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godfreye

Lovely picture Richard🤗

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pauline33

Great shot 👍❤️

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SikoMa

Squeel....🤗🤗🤗!!! The color is dreamy😍😆😙.

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hlt

@richard.spicer.7906 fabulous 😀

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hagar

Great picture.

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dianesheikh

So pretty

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nessas

Fantastic photo Richard 👌🏻😊

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

I've managed to save one Echinacea from the slugs, the rest got lost a while ago 😞. I've been keeping it growing on my garden bench in a pot to help it come back to life #echinacea #orange #coneflower

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belindah

Glad you managed to save one! I know the feeling ...I lost all my lovely poppies grown from seed and the only ones that survived were in the pots up on the table!

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jan06

They are very bright Do they glow in the dark? 🌠

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Keely

Gawjus colours 👌

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jeanette1967

@richard.spicer.7906, I lost my dahlias to slugs too, love the colour of your coneflower 😀

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Elaine.colville

You need either a pond or a hedgehog. We have lots of frogs, toads and a hedgehog and very few slugs considering all the rain we get.

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SikoMa

Love love looooooove this color😍😍😍

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katgreen

Lost all mine to slugs too this 😯

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richard.spicer.7906

@jan06 😂 I could use them to make an evening pathway in the garden!

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richard.spicer.7906

Yes, your quite right @Elaine.colville - need some natural predators to keep the slugs at bay. I go find lots of empty snail shells but I think the slugs hide under the pots, whereas the snails can only hide around the pots 👍🏼

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jan06

What a good idea. Let us know if it works😂

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

Homemade #Minicloches 1 vs winter weather 0 👍🏼

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krishnahairdo

👏👏👏👏 ive been using plastic pint cups 😂

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MelanieAt

For the win!

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kathy

Works beautifully

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brightcolours

#newgrowth #echinacea

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2015
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richard.spicer.7906

Plant diary time 🤓 - the last of the Echinacea's purchased in September. Despite the bud, I don't think it will fully open before the cold snap starts. So as much as I want to see it flower, I'm going to cut it off so that this youngster can preserve its energy into root growth.

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richard.spicer.7906

Planted 6th October

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joanboston

I think so too.

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plant typeMore Herbaceous Perennials

Lamprocapnos spectabilis syn. Dicentra spectabilis

Echinops bannaticus 'Taplow Blue'

Agapanthus 'Black Magic'