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richard.spicer.7906

Based in St Albans. Making a career change to studying Horticulture. Likes most plants/shrubs, Bulb addict and converted succulent lover 😄

Gladiolus splendens

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2019
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richard.spicer.7906

05/05/19 - my current pride and joy of my winter Gladiolus collection, and it’s finally flowering 😍❤️ - in the polytunnel it’s been much easier to monitor watering, feeding and of course frost protection and the one bulb I have is now looking stunning 👌🏼 - it opened about two weeks ago. When the foliage and flowers eventually die down in a month or so it will go dormant and I’ll keep it completely dry for summer

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richard.spicer.7906

#Gladiolus #gladioli #gladiolus-splendens #fieldgladiolus #wintergladiolus #gladiolispecies #wintersouthafricanbulbs

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hayleyaj

Now that’s gorgeous! So delicate ❤️❤️❤️

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cyndi

Its beautiful

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katgreen

Absolutely beautiful photo 😍 I planted some almost black ones this year and I wait with excited anticipation 😊🤞

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lovestogarden

Beautiful tiny ones!

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lovemygarden65

Fantastic photo ❤️❤️❤️

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lexijane

I can see why. It’s beautiful 😍

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johninbrighton

Good morning Richard..............It's easy to see why you love this plant so much.....it's beautiful...........at first I thought is was a Salvia............Have a good Bank Holiday.......a part of me will always be in St. Albans...........good vibes from Brighton.

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godfreye

Good morning Richard little stunner looks so delicate 🤗

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Hayley! The stem is so thin it’s extremely delicate, I’ve been trying to protect it from snapping 🤭 @hayleyaj

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richard.spicer.7906

😊🙏🏼 @cyndi

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

Morning all 👋🏼 - this South African Gladioli species is shooting up fast 😄. Been doing a little last minute checkup in poly before I go to Southend for Xmas to see my Mum and Dad 😊🎄. This is a winter growing species, and naturally grows during the cooler winters when then rainfall returns in SA and will have its flowering in early spring. It will then remain dormant and die back before summer where I’ll need to keep it completely dry till September again.

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richard.spicer.7906

They are not fully hardy but seems to be fine down to odd overnight temps where the thermometer has recorded -1 and -2 a couple of times over the last month. Might have to protect it if the temp stays in the minus figures for more than a couple of nights.

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richard.spicer.7906

This is actually a new bulb as the one I bought last year died from the Beast of the East - which you will recall was sustained minus temps of over a week I think, even the daytime temps, poor thing just froze 🥶🥶 #gladiolus #wintergladiolus #gladiolus-splendens #gladiolispecies

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sherrisgarden

Have a Merry Christmas with your mom and dad !!

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juliesgarden

Have a fab Christmas Rich 🎄😍🎄

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lilybee

Have a lovely Christmas with your family. 🎄🎄🎄

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pelly

Happy Christmas Rich, enjoy 🎅🎄

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rachelbrooks

Ooh pop in for a Baileys on your way past! 😉

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cyndi

Happy holidays. 🎄🎅✌💗

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Sherri! Hope you have a lovely Christmas too 😊🎄 @sherrisgarden

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Julie 😊 , hope you have a fab Christmas too 🎄 @juliesgarden

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Sue, hope you have a lovely one too 🎄😊 @lilybee

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2017
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richard.spicer.7906

Fortunately I washed my hands after this last one 😂 - #gladiolispecies #gladiolus #bulb #gladiolus-splendens

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cyndi

So small... Can't wait to see all these...

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