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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

Knautia arvensis

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richard.spicer.7906

Along come the bees 🐝 #knautia #knautia-arvensis #fieldscabious #wildflower #beefriendly

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greenhouse

Pretty colour😀

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godfreye

Just natural picture🤗

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kathy

I think they’re attracted to blue flowers

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richard.spicer.7906

Ah that’s interesting to know Kathy, and blue is one of my fav colours in the border 💙😊 - thanks everyone @kathy @godfreye @greenhouse

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kathy

My favourite colour too Richard 💙

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richard.spicer.7906

Morning everyone, hope you are all looking forward to a great Sunday. Knautia arvensis - Field Scabious - pops up every year in my garden, great for pollinators and wildlife 😊🦋🐝 #knautia #knautia-arvensis #fieldscabious #wildflower #beefriendly

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harebell

Lovely 😊,it just oozes Summer 😊

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godfreye

They are lovely🤗

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pelly

Morning Rich, I love the colour of this one, I got one this year but it's a bit of a washed out pink. I was quite disappointed 💙💙

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natii

I love them, they have such a beautiful colour 💙 And that's a fantastic photo! 😊👌

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kathy

Also beautiful flowers

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks all, it’s nice to let some plants just go wild 😜 - sorry to hear you didn’t like the pink one. I must admit some are not as pretty as the species version. I’ll see if I can get any seed saved of this one for you 👍🏼 @pelly @kathy @natii @godfreye @harebell

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pelly

That would be lovely thanks Rich 💙💙

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richard.spicer.7906

Knautia arvensis (the Field Scabious) is great for attracting wildlife to the garden 👌🏼😊 - I spotted what I think is a Six-Spot Burnet Moth on one of my plants at the weekend #wildflower #moth #sixspotburnet #scabious #fieldscabious #knautia #knautia-arvensis

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titchyfra

How wonderful

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kathy

A beautiful moth

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brightcolours

#bestofjune

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christineb

Lovely summery picture 😍

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Naomi126

That it is and a stunner at that 👌📸👌 Rich

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richard.spicer.7906

Having recovered this through drought a few weeks back, they're coming through thick and fast now! #scabiosa

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debs69

Perfect 🌸

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justin

Stunning shot Rich. Love it #fabplants

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angeldawn

So delicate looking

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kathy

It's lovely

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justin

#bestof2015

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teamgardentags

One word...Stunning 😀

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debs69

So perfect 🐰

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jules

Love them gonna fo some for next year 👍😁

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richard.spicer.7906

Some of you may recall i got to this point in bud back in June, then i went on holiday and the plant had died by the time i got back due to the hot weather. Well, i then found a seeding growing about 6 inches away that has taken and i'm now back where I started. Fingers crossed i don't kill this one and I get to see it bloom! 👍🏼

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elflin

Fingers crossed 😃

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joanboston

Good luck!

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justin

We'll be keeping our 👀 peeled 👊

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debs69

Love the picture, good luck 😎

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jules

Hope you see it flower good luck richard 👍😀

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krishnahairdo

When you think you have lost a plant and then you see it sprouting and growing again its such a 😊feeling!

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks everyone ❤️, will post a pic when it opens soon.

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richard.spicer.7906

Well it's official! despite the self inflicted drought 4 weeks ago while i was on holiday, it's actually growing back. Maybe i will get to see it flower after all 🙌🏼

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richard.spicer.7906

First casualty of the hot weather. Dried out while i was away, so didn't get to see it flower. I think its dead (bit crispy!) but is that a new self seeded one growing just next to it?

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justin

#scabiosa

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