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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 'Wasp'

  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2020
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richard.spicer.7906

'Wasp' - with extraordinary long thin tepals #snowdrop #snowdrops #galanthus #galanthuswasp

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cyndi

All your snowdrops are beautiful

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joanboston

Gorgeous

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Cyndi 😊🙏🏼 @cyndi

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richard.spicer.7906

It’s wonderful Joan - not bulked up as quickly as the others, but getting there slowly @joanboston

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suerichards

It’s so different from the others 😍

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cyndi

Very welcome

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fisherman

Looks like the snowdrop called Grumpy, which just has the down turned marking, Grumpy with eyes!!

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richard.spicer.7906

It does a little doesn’t it 😄 the tepals are much thinner on Wasp, quite wispy. I thought I had grumpy in another clump but I think it was just a one off marking one year @fisherman

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2019
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richard.spicer.7906

01/03/19 - Snowdrop Update - disappointed that there is only one flower on this Snowdrop this year, which is the same as the last three years, it’s not as vigorous as some of the others I have so will be keeping my fingers crossed it settles in soon. ‘Wasp’ is quite unique and has these very long thin tepals #galanthus #galanthuswasp #snowdrop #snowdropbed

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cyndi

So pretty

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rosegardengirl

So dainty and pretty

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pelly

Such a delicate little flower 💚💚

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carolecuttingitfine

Perfect name for it!

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joanboston

Gorgeous. I love snowdrops

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KariSamuel

Gorgeous! 😍

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alysha

You already know I love these. 😉 @richard.spicer.7906 she’s beautiful and it sure is the perfect name for her.

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kathy

Does it need time to establish?

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suerichards

So elegant. What a beauty @richard.spicer.7906

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richard.spicer.7906

Some I’m finding are quite sensitive to being moved and to re-establish after planting @Kathy - I recently read comments from one specialist chap that now refuses to sell them ‘in the green’ as it’s actually quite disruptive to the roots and sometimes they never recover from being moved like this - but it does work for some of the more common forms like Galanthus nivalis which can always buy easily in the green. So pros and cons for both depending on cultivar.

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richard.spicer.7906

@Kathy - I don’t think there’s any reduced chance of succeeding by planting dry bulbs as long as you get them fresh and plant them as soon as available in the shops in July/August - biggest failures are when you buy later as dry bulbs have dried out to much. Buy them quick and plant them immediately I reckon 👌🏼

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

Galanthus ‘Wasp’ - has elongated flowers, one of my favourites 👌🏼 #galanthus #galanthuswasp #snowdrops

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essexngs

You are the Snowdrop whisperer!👍

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nessas

Ya a fountain of knowledge love all your collections 💟💛

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richard.spicer.7906

😊🤭 aw, thank you both 🙏🏼 @nessas @essexngs - I’m sure I’ve still got a lot to learn about being a #galanthophile

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2017
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richard.spicer.7906

I can see how it got its name! Galanthus 'Wasp' - one of my favourite at the moment 😍 #snowdrop #galanthus #galanthuswasp

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debs69

Lovely I bet it doesn't sting either 🤔

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beckers1974

That's very pretty! #bestoffeb

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MoyaB

So elegant.

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pelly

Exactly Moya, beautiful. 😍😍

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juliesgarden

Gorgeous Rich 👍

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richard.spicer.7906

Thank goodness too @debs69 😀🐝

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richard.spicer.7906

Aw, thanks @beckers1974 😊

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richard.spicer.7906

That's what I thought too @MoyaB @pelly 👌🏼

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SylviaDavies

Simplicity itself! Love it!

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juliesgarden

Love this one Rich 😍

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rachelbrooks

Ooh that's different 👌🏼

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2017
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richard.spicer.7906

Just realised how blurry this pic is, but never mind. It was windy! This one is 'Wasp' - very unique flowers on this one which attracted me to it #snowdrop #galanthus #galanthuswasp

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titchyfra

It seems quite tall one

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