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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

Fritillaria meleagris

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

Caught this #bee taking a peek at my last Snakeshead #fritillary yesterday afternoon 😀 #fritillaria #fritillaria-meleagris #snakesheadfritillary

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Pebs74

Awesome shot!

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janie

Wonderful shot Richard 🐝🐝🐝

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tash74

Amazing! How long do you spend getting these perfect shots!

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krishnahairdo

Wow stunning shot 😍

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justin

Oh brilliant Rich 👍

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fuschia

Absolutely stunning Richard 👌,

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Squares

thats a cracker Richard :)

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bigemrg

Fabulous!

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linfoster

Fantastic pic Rich 😀👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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junebensted

Great shot Richard

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ellenmarygardening

That's super! Looks like he's trying to decide which one he wants to go in first!! 🐝

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

A white #fritillary has appeared in the pathway too 🤔😀 #fritillaria #fritillaria-meleagris #snakesheadfritillary

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joanboston

I have a couple of whites among mine too

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fuschia

Ooh lovely 👍

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clickchick

Gorgeous flower & photo

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plants

Beautiful

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

Morning 👋🏼- I'm declaring today

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krishnahairdo

👏👏

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justin

Mooooooooooooooorning 💥

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brightcolours

Lovely!!!

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juliesgarden

Shame I haven't got these have to add to #julieswishlist

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fuschia

Mm seems like I need these too 😍

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katgreen

@richard.spicer.7906 mine are still fast asleep underground 😆

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plants

Wood like to get this plant stunning .

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ukgardentags

#uknative

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ukgardentags

#internationalweekend

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

I spy a snakes head finally, in the woodland patch. Still waiting for the ones in pots to come through.... But they are on their way 😊 #fritillary #fritillaria #fritillaria-meleagris #snakesheadfritillary

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justin

#fritillary 👍

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pjwbushnell

I have these on my rockery in full sun.

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richard.spicer.7906

I thought I'd try a couple of places - I've got a batch in partial shade in the ground and some in a bit more sun in a pot. First year I've successfully grown them as failed miserably before. Are yours out yet @pjwbushnell ?

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pjwbushnell

Two fully open one just opening

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pjwbushnell

I will take a photo

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KatieCat

@richard.spicer.7906 mine out out and just put on a photo

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wizzykat

I like lillies but had to rehome my Queen Elizabeth's PDQ as v poisonous to cats & dogs & small children...

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richard.spicer.7906

Hi @wizzykat , I'm not familiar with that one. I didn't realise Lillies were poisonous to Pets and children - is that the leaves or the bulbs? 🤔

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wizzykat

Hi @richard.spicer.7906 Every single part of the lily is poisonous...leaves, pollen, petals. I just wish a warning was put on plants both indoors, bouquets & for outdoor planting! May have to start a petition! ☺

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wizzykat

Ps that's not both...lol...ooops

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slugslayer

Scary looking plant! Looks like a front shot of a velociraptor!! I'm sure it'll be prettier when it opens!

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richard.spicer.7906

Snakehead Fritillary - another one that I'm trying both in pots and in the woodland path. They prefer partial shade, and do not like to be waterlogged so good to add grit when planting. The bulbs will look like they have split, but this is normal and you will see close up the growing tip coming through the centre. Plant with this tip facing upwards. These can also be planted about 10cm deep #fritillary #fritillaria #fritillaria-meleagris #snakesheadfritillary

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justin

Mor great tips Rich 🙌 your garden is going to look a picture next Spring 😁 can't wait to see it. Morning 👋☕️

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krishnahairdo

I planted these in 2012 they are lovely 😍

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joanboston

One of my favourite bulbs. Got some last spring in the sales as they had gone over. Looking forward to them coming up (hopefully)

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fuschia

A question please @richard.spicer.7906 Will you leave them in the pot or transfer them into the ground at some point? If so would it be before or after flowering?

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks @justin , I can't wait either - really excited for next year 🙌🏼

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richard.spicer.7906

They are great, aren't they @krishnahairdo @joanboston - this is the first year I'm growing them so I am super excited 😁

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richard.spicer.7906

Hi Pearl, I've planted about 10 I think in a pot - I'm trying some of my small bulbs for a better display hopefully, but I have another batch which will go in the garden directly. I may move these to the garden later, but as I'm looking for the pot display first I'll move them if right after they have flowered and the leaves have died back - it may even be Autumn 2016 before I do that 👍🏼

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fuschia

Thanks Richard @richard.spicer.7906 I am still learning hence the questions. Never too old to learn so the saying goes 😂😂

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krishnahairdo

They will look fab

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joanboston

I have bought nectaroscordum siculum , and put half straight into the ground and half into pots. They are my favourite bulbs and wasn't 100% sure where to put them in our new garden. Makes sense I think to try some in pots first

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