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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

Galanthus nivalis

  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2018
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richard.spicer.7906

Hope I’m not too late for the snowdrop party! #snowdrops #galanthus #galanthusnivalis

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clipperty

Just tuned in myself! How’s the week been? X

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richard.spicer.7906

Informal discussions have started 🤭😉 @clipperty - although i need to bring some confirmed proposals this week. But I’m off work now till Wednesday so unlikely to hear anything this week. No going back now 🙈

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richard.spicer.7906

All good with you? @clipperty

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clipperty

That's great - go for it and reach for the skies to fulfil your dreams. By the way, you are officially a galanthophile. I wonder if there's such a thing as an irisophile? 😆 x x x

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richard.spicer.7906

Lol! Let’s just say a bulbaholic! 😂 @clipperty

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clipperty

Indubitably... they used to say that in an ancient tv show but I can’t remember the name of it...Can you help me out @rachelbrooks @awomanonabike @carolecuttingitfine ??? 🤣🤔🤪 And Yes, you’re def a bulbaholic Rich xx

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awomanonabike

Now that’s a word I’ve not heard in a long time...and no idea Claudia🤔. What are you up to Rich? Good luck, whatever it is 👍😊 @clipperty

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Jacqueline - trying to make some work-life changes to help me towards moving into a new career 😄 (fingers crossed 🤞🏼) @awomanonabike

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clipperty

💡 It was The Good Old Days - which stopped in 1983, according to my mate Mr Google - which is approximately when Rich was born 😂😂😂 @awomanonabike @rachelbrooks @carolecuttingitfine 🤣🤣🤣

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clipperty

Oh and have a lovely few days Rich x x

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rachelbrooks

Down at the old Bull and Bush! Crikey! There’s a blast from the past! PS Bert also says it at the end of Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious! 😉 @clipperty @awomanonabike

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  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2018
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richard.spicer.7906

These have been surprisingly more successful than I hoped - getting dormant snowdrop bulbs to take and establish can be difficult when compared to buying ‘in the green’ but I think it really depends how early you buy them, how quickly you plant them and where you’ve planted them! I’ve had about 40% survive in this patch - originally 10 bulbs planted 2-3 years ago, you can see where the four surviving ones have come up and are now multiplying 😊 #galanthus #galanthus-nivalis #snowdrop

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jacaranda

Very informative, Rich. Thank you! @richard.spicer.7906

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brightcolours

#commonsnowdrop #snowdrop-advice

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clipperty

Always with comments of note xx

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richard.spicer.7906

😊 you’re welcome 🙏🏼 @jacaranda @clipperty

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

Frosted #snowdrops - would make a great name for breakfast cereal! 😀

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richard.spicer.7906

#frost #winter #snowdrop #galanthus #galanthusnivalis

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ania

😃👍

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fuschia

😂😂😂

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

...and one from the woodland path #snowdrop #galanthus #galanthusnivalis

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kathy

Lovely picture

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debs69

Perfect specimen 👍🤓

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

#snowdrop 's finally getting ready to flower in my pots.. #galanthus #galanthusnivalis

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linfoster

Great pic Rich 👍🏻

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richard.spicer.7906

A bit slow to come through, but they are now coming 😁 #snowdrop #newgrowth #galanthus #galanthusnivalis

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fuschia

Better late than never @richard.spicer.7906 😂😂

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richard.spicer.7906

I know - I think I was a bit late in planting these 😳, but they are doing me proud now. Also glad I tried pots as the ones I planted in the ground are no where to be seen 🤔 @fuschia

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

Next few photos from me might look repetitive - I like to keep a full diary of all my plants at each stage of there life! I'm a plant geek at heart 🤓😂. This is a type of Snowdrop bulb - For those GT'ers who are new to planting bulbs, this is the right way round to plant them. Got a load more to plant in my woodland path 😫 #snowdrop #galanthus #galanthusnivalis

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richard.spicer.7906

I should have added that you would typically plant them about 5-10cm deep, in partial shade. I'm not sure how successful these will be as snowdrop bulbs are quite susceptible to drying out before being planted. It's widely recognised that buying them 'in the green' (as clumps that have already flowered and still have their leaves) is a more reliable way to buy them. Fingers crossed!

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justin

👏👏👏

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joanboston

Here's hoping!

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fuschia

Love these tutorials @richard.spicer.7906 👍👍👍

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elflin

@Richard.spicer.7906 love your picture and write-ups they are so helpful thank you 👏🏻👍😃

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Val and Pearl, and yes Joan - keeping all limbs crossed right now 😀 @joanboston @elflin @fuschia

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junebensted

You are all do good with your planting ! I can see I have some catching up to do when I get home ! Home today !

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richard.spicer.7906

Planted 20th October

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