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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

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Vesna'

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richard.spicer.7906

Witch Hazel has sprung into life! Spring feels just around the corner 🤞🏼 #witchhazel #hamamelis #hamamelisxintermedia #hamamelisxintermediavesna

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juliesgarden

💛🧡💛🧡

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KOutdoors

That’s lovely Richard, pretty spidery little flowers 😁💛🧡

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ejonesy

Gorgeous 😍

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Auricula

I love this, beautiful sunlit photo💛

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pelly

I hope so 🤞🤞🤞

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cheriej

Beautiful! So nice to see, mine is still a couple of months away. 😍😍😍

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richard.spicer.7906

Thank you Cherie 😊 @cheriej it’s nice to see an early flower in the garden now. I do feel for everyone in areas like yourself where winter is long, I think I take it for granted that ours doesn’t involve as much snow! Hope you get to see yours soon 🤞🏼

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richard.spicer.7906

It’s been so cold recently that lots of my bulbs are still in hiding, but I’m sure they’ll come up quickly now that it’s got a bit milder @pelly

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Elise 🤗 - it took me ages to pick a Witch Hazel when I was looking to buy one. I like them all, but some are more fragrant than others. The ones that had an orange glow were my favourite and this was the one I bought 🧡💛❤️ @Auricula

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richard.spicer.7906

Thank you Emma! One minute it’s bare, then the next it’s covered in flowers @ejonesy

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richard.spicer.7906

Thank you Karen 😊 - always thought they were fascinating, as long as they don’t suddenly move then I’m loving them 🤣🕷️ @KOutdoors

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richard.spicer.7906

Had a little wander around the garden this morning to see what’s in flower. Startled a sleepy mangy fox unfortunately, although not sure who was more startled me or him/her! Seemed ok and darted off through the hedge. And then noticed my witch Hazel next to hole was covered in flowers! Must plant it out this year, still in a temp pot 🙈

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Love this colour 🧡

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juliesgarden

🧡🧡🧡

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jacaranda

Maybe the fox was there to guide you towards the witch hazel 🤔

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Auricula

🧡🧡🧡

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kamaki

Beautiful, very unusual looking

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emch

#101uses #midwesternnative

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pelly

Love that, the colours are lovely 😍

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richard.spicer.7906

It’s like orange peel Elaine, always said when I bought one of these it would have to be this colour @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom 🧡

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richard.spicer.7906

Oh yes, quite possible! Either that or your word search as I got Witch Hazel 😲 - Will need to weed the pot and then find a permanent home for it @jacaranda

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richard.spicer.7906

They certainly are Andreas @kamaki

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richard.spicer.7906

Best combo in my opinion Jane. Although I do like the yellows and reds too. It was always a choice between this variety and another called Jelena but went for this one in the end @pelly

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richard.spicer.7906

Witch Hazel 💛🧡 #hamamelis #hamamelisxintermedia #hamamelisxintermediavesna #witchhazel

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novicegardenlover

Looks like a cheerleading squad! 💛

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lovemygarden65

That’s beautiful ☺️

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richard.spicer.7906

Lol! Yes it does actually 🤣 never thought of that before Susan @novicegardenlover

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richard.spicer.7906

Thank you Marilyn, embarrassing to say it’s still in a pot 🙈 but it will get a permanent home next spring!

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hebelover

Thats gorgeous 😍

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sharonhayden

I need one of them - don’t see them around here - does it smell gorgeous?

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emch

#101uses #midwesternnative

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debs69

Beautiful ☺️

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juliesgarden

Gorgeous colour Rich !! 🧡

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thehardygardener

Love nature's decorating

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sunlovin

I always thought those were cool 🌞

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richard.spicer.7906

Still looking amazingly well, it’s been in flower about a month now 💛🧡❤️ #witchhazel #hamamelis #hamamelisxintermedia #hamamelisxintermediavesna

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suerichards

Wow that’s gorgeous 💛🤩💛

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awomanonabike

Wonderful. Isn’t it great to have something so bright at this time of year 🧡

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godfreye

It’s lovely 🤗

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sieveheadsarah

Ooh, that’s so beautiful Richard 😍

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ShelleySnyder

Fabulous witch hazel Rich!💘😍

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telswirld

They certainly earn their place in the garden this time of year 👌🏻

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rachelbrooks

Like little sunbursts 🌞🌞🌞

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jeatacake

Fantastic Rich. Not seen one as floriferous as this 😍👍

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richard.spicer.7906

I’m so pleased with this one Sue, it has surpassed all my expectations 💛🧡 @suerichards

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richard.spicer.7906

It is Jacqueline 😊 when the suns out it just glows. I really hope it gets this number of flowers on it every year and that it’s not just a one off 🤭 @awomanonabike

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Enid 😊 it’s got a lovely fragrance too. It’s a bit short right now so I have to bend down but maybe in a few years these will be at eye level! @godfreye

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richard.spicer.7906

Nice bit of glow on the flowers this morning 😊🧡💛 #hamamelis #witchhazel #hamamelisxintermedia #hamamelisxintermediavesna

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brightcolours

#wintercolour

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johninbrighton

@richard.spicer.7906 ........... Wow ! ...... Richard, this is fantastic........ beautiful.

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richard.spicer.7906

Thank you John, the flowers have opened up more than they were, and this was exactly the effect I was looking. It’s gonna look great in the woodland walk. Where it is now in its pot is roughly where I’ll be planting it. Will have some tall trellis soon in front of the polytunnel too @johninbrighton

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jacaranda

You’ve inspired me, Rich. I must add some witch hazels to my garden! 🧡

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lilybee

This looks beautiful 🧡

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pelly

Oh wow, that's gorgeous 💛💛💛

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jeatacake

What a great sight 💛👍

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angiecrazycatlady

That's gorgeous, so many flowers 😍

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Diane051285

That's beautiful, what a lovely colour 🧡💛 I have one called Diane (after me 😉😂) it's orange.

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suerichards

Oh I have plant envy 🤩

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kez001uk

Beautiful 😍 need one for next year 😋

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richard.spicer.7906

I’ve been wanting a Witch Hazel for ages, and I couldn’t make up my mind which cultivar i liked best, then I found one two years ago at Wisley, but then couldn’t get it as out of stock online everywhere I looked. Then it randomly appeared at my local garden centre in November. Just on its own. So I snapped it up quick. I can’t even remember what I paid for it, although I was desperate so it wouldn’t have impacted me purchasing it 🤭.

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richard.spicer.7906

It has just started to flower. When I was choosing it was between Vesna, and Jelena. Although when I did the sniff test, it seemed Vesna had a much stronger fragrance than Jelena. I’d like to get a red one too at some point but that can wait for now #hamamelis #hamamelisxintermedia #hamamelisxintermediavesna #witchhazel

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carolgs

They are very pretty, love the smell of them too

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I love that one Richard...Mines a very boring yellow...

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juliesgarden

Beautiful Rich .. I need one of these too 😬😆

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jacaranda

Definitely one for my wish list 👍😘

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suerichards

She’s a beauty 😍

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justinkhoo

Love the delectable fragrance

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QT

Blooms so super cute 🥰😍

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sadieberg

They are all gorgeous, but what is it particularly about this one that you love Richard?

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richard.spicer.7906

I’d get one of each colour if I could fit them in Elaine, some of the yellow ones have the strongest scent I think @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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richard.spicer.7906

It started off with the colour Vivien, and I decided to go with one called Jelena. It was nice burnt orange look, but when I saw one at Wisley a couple of years ago I was disappointed I couldn’t smell much. Maybe I’d missed it’s peak, but there was one planted next to it called Vesna which was virtually same colour and much stronger scent 😊👍🏼 @sadieberg

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