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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

Echinops sphaerocephalus 'Arctic Glow'

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richard.spicer.7906

Echinops sphaerocephalus ‘Artic Glow’ is a bee magnet! 🐝🐝🐝#echinops #echinops-sphaerocephalus #echinopssphaerocephalusarticglow #beefriendly #droughttolerant

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rachelbrooks

Lovely pic 🐝

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kez001uk

Great photo 🖤💛

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rbetts25

Amazing photo! I think echinops flowers are so fascinating the way they slowly burst into life!

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kathy

God choice being drought tolerant!

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valjones-hughes

@euphorbia

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johninbrighton

Wonderful photo .

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harebell

Lovely Richard 😊 mine are covered in black fly 😕 do you know how I can assassinate them?....

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks everyone 😊🙏🏼 - Echinops are fascinating plants, and they seem to last for ages unopened and then one day they just open. If you want a plant to attract bees, would def recommend it. Although give it space, that was my mistake. I have a blue one too but it’s covered by a rampant perennial helianthus which is even more vigorous @rachelbrooks @kez001uk @rbetts25 @kathy @valjones-hughes @johninbrighton @harebell

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richard.spicer.7906

Not sure what the best solution is for the black fly Della - I would usually leave it if it’s got lots of ladybirds around but I’ve not seen many this year. You could try a dilute soapy water solution sprayed over the buds perhaps? I don’t usually like the stronger chemicals 😕 @harebell

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harebell

Thanks Richard,I don’t like chemicals either,I’ve given them a spray with soapy water 💦 they were quite difficult to flush off,I’m just going to leave them,they don’t appear to be doing any harm 😀

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richard.spicer.7906

My white Echinops is humming 🐝🐝🐝, and has grown massively this year. It's only two years old, and has quadrupled in size compared to last summer. Lots of flowers opening, and loving the dry weather - double bonus! #droughttolerant #beefriendly #echinops #echinops-sphaerocephalus #echinopssphaerocephalusarticglow

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rachelbrooks

Wow! That’s fab! Love the white ones 👌🏼

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richard.spicer.7906

Quite stunning on mass Rach, although I reckon my neighbour thinks it’s a weed and can’t wait for me to remove it probably 😂🙈 they bite too like a thistle! @rachelbrooks

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richard.spicer.7906

Didn't even see when this one opened! Currently residing in my front garden - Echinops sphaerocephalus 'Arctic Glow' - looking just as beautiful as the traditional blue cultivars 👌🏼😍 #echinops #echinops-sphaerocephalus #echinopssphaerocephalusarticglow

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brighton

Iv got this one @richard.spicer.7906 but it's already flowered now. It was full of bees...

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Di007

What an interesting flower formation love it 😍

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kathy

It's gorgeous

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janric

Lovely 😍

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pelly

That's so lovely 😍😍😍

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pottybird42

Wow 😱

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lovemygarden65

Fabulous pic 😍

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tmwignall

So unusual I love it 😊💕

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edward

Awesome shot. 👏

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Boomer9Am

Richard very nice plant.

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Hut123456789

Stunning 😍😍😍😍

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richard.spicer.7906

Echinops are becoming a favourite of mine - this one has white flowering balls, and I'm hoping the sun makes the stems go a darker colour - Echinops sphaerocephalus 'Arctic Glow' #echinops #echinops-sphaerocephalus #echinopssphaerocephalusarticglow

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