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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

Hypochaeris radicata

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richard.spicer.7906

16/06/19 - orange bum bumblebee on one of the Hawkbit flowers in the lawn 😊🐝💛 #plantsforpollinators

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ladeebug

Pretty orange bum

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rachelbrooks

Gorgeous pic 🧡💛🧡

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Aww less is more...

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suerichards

Fabulous photo 💛😉💛

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lovemygarden65

Great photo 🐝💛🐝

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richard.spicer.7906

Aw, belated thanks Cyndi 😊😘🙏🏼 - sorry I missed this msg completely, trying to catch up a bit now @cyndi

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2019
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16/06/19 - here’s a section of my lawn 😍💛 - they look like dandelions, but they are not. It’s a type of hawkbit, and it flowers like this every year. It’s usually full of wildlife, and I leave it like this till mid/end of July before I mow it. I get all sorts of bees, hoverflies, moths, and other flying insects visiting here. This is one area of my garden I’d never change 👌🏼 #lawn #plantsforpollinators

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richard.spicer.7906

Not exactly sure which hawkbit it is, so if anything thinks it’s something different feel free to let me know 👍🏼

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dan5584

Gorgeous 💛

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ladeebug

Very pretty and you are feeding the bees 🐝

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rachelbrooks

Love it 💛💚💛

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ukjohnny

fantastic ...these types of lawns are the way forward Rich 👍

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karen13

Looks fantastic. Any tips for getting started on a lawn like that. I stopped mowing part of mine a month ago and would love it to look like that

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godfreye

That’s wonderful Richard 🤗

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natii

So beautiful! 💛

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fuschia

Brilliant Rich I love it 🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼

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lovestogarden

Beautiful! 💗

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richard.spicer.7906

@karen13 - thanks Karen 😊 I’ve been doing a bit of reading on this, seems best time is autumn to get prepared, so I’ll rake a patch of my grass quite roughly and add a perennial wild flower seed mix to it and let it sit over the winter months. Needs to have yellow rattle flower in it which will parasite the grass and stop it being too vigorous. But needs the winter to get a cool period before germinating, hence why better to sow in autumn rather than spring. I’ve found the website below really

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

More Lawn flowers #wildflower #yellow

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bevkb

Oh what a beautiful photo 👏👌💗

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bevkb

Oh what a beautiful photo 👏👌💗

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richard.spicer.7906

I've always referred to these as Cats ear, but never been 100% sure. Hope I'm right in thinking def a type of hawkbit - any thoughts?

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juliesgarden

Oh pretty 💛💛

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littlesis

I wondered what was taking over my lawn thanks @richard spicer 7906.

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clickchick

Fantastic shot Richard 😀

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mikethegardener

Yep that's how I know it too... Cat's-ear, Hypochaeris radicata👌👌

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fuschia

So pretty and bright

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thomasrat3

Now that is a brilliant shot Richard😍😍

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kathy

Got them👌🏻🐝

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Ann 😁 @thomasrat3

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2015
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richard.spicer.7906

These flowers only last a day or two, but they certainly look a sight when they come out on mass, and they are great for wildlife too. I leave them to flower for about a week or so before mowing the lawn (well, mostly moss....😆)

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justin

#yellow

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2015
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richard.spicer.7906

#wildflowers

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