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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

Forsythia x intermedia 'Lynwood Variety'

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

And this is it today - lots of #newgrowth 😁 . I took 50% off the height this year, as last time I tried this (in another garden) I cut back too hard in one go and it was a disaster. Lesson learnt, so next year I will prune further again to get the ideal shape. I did also take out any stems which were dead or damaged straight out from the base of the plant. 👍🏼

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thomasrat3

That's what I like to see Richard, lovely new growth! I've just bought and planted a small forsythia and can't wait for it to grow😊

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thomasrat3

@maureen1951 I've bought a cheap paddling pool and I'm going to put some water in it and put my hanging baskets in it😀

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mikethegardener

Also helps putting plants in the shade while on holiday.

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richard.spicer.7906

Excellent Ann 😀👍🏼 I don't think you'll be disappointed. I've got three in total, although I didn't prune one of them as I can't quite reach it yet 😂 @thomasrat3

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richard.spicer.7906

Good #tips Ann & Mike 👏🏼 @thomasrat3 @mikethegardener @maureen1951

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tinastribe

I cut mine back hard this time and it's responded with producing loads of new bud /shoots can hardly wait for next springs flowers now 😀

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richard.spicer.7906

Excellent @tinastribe 😀 good to hear there is new growth on yours 👍🏼

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richard.spicer.7906

Ok, I've calmed down a little after #snailgate . Elsewhere in the garden - as you can see this overgrown Forsythia was desperately needing a prune - a bit (!) top heavy and blocking the rain getting to the plants underneath. Best time to prune this shrub is straight after flowering as flowers are born on previous seasons growth - that way you can allow the plant to recover for the rest of this growing season and hopefully it will flower again next year. I pruned it exactly one month ago today.

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Cazx

Wow what an outstanding specimen. Want one of these this year 🍃🍃

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richard.spicer.7906

It's lovely @Cazx when it's in flower, and also in the autumn this one has lovely red foliage which glows nicely in the sun. Can't remember if all Forsythia do that or if it's only certain varieties. 🤔

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

Morning 😀 how did Monday come round so quickly??? Spring was definitely in the air this weekend - the Forsythia buds were giving off that #yellow glow in the sunshine.

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janric

Ahh... Lovely Richard spring is still around this morning we have a lovely sunny one ☀️ Have a nice day

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christineb

Morning @richard.spicer.7906 morning all. Sun trying to stay out here in South Yorkshire

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brightcolours

#forsythia

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richard.spicer.7906

Morning Jan - glad your having a good day so far. Was a bit cloudy when I left home, but sunny in London. Wish I was back home in garden though. @janric

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richard.spicer.7906

Morning Christine - hope the sun stays out for you today 👍🏼 @christineb

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GREENFINGERSLTD

I love your photos @richard.spicer.7906 you really do Capture the beauty of your shots. 🙂

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richard.spicer.7906

Cheers James 😀 great to hear you like them, and thanks for the feedback. Hope you had a super weekend. Have you got any interesting projects your working on at the moment over in Jersey? @GREENFINGERSLTD

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GREENFINGERSLTD

Just tree felling after the winter winds, game shooting and a few landscaping projects. But weather is improving so lads are back on the round. This year is a big Competition parish in bloom, Britain in Bloom so preparation starts now need to do bigger and better. I love the challenge @richard.spicer.7906

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GREENFINGERSLTD

How's it up north @richard.spicer.7906

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Naomi126

@GREENFINGERSLTD 👌🏻

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kathy

Nice photo like the sunny days everything is growing on in the garden hope the frost doesn't harm anything though

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  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2015
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richard.spicer.7906

My Forsythia is flowering?!?! 🤔🙃

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debs69

Gosh that is early 🤔

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mojo

😳🤔🤔 Mmmmm!

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2015
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richard.spicer.7906

Evening all, I had the day off work today so that I could catch up with the garden. Lots of digging and clearing going on. Whilst I was out there, noticed the Forsythia is turning a lovely claret colour for #autumn .

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fuschia

Gorgeous colour Rich @richard.spicer.7906

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kathy

👌🏻

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justin

#yellow

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