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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

Lilium 'African Queen'

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2017
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richard.spicer.7906

It's like a comedy carrot exploded , the way the petals have opened and curl on the edges 🥕😆 #lilium #lily #liliumafricanqueen

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riakat

Lovely! And someone else in your pic likes it too! 😊

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cyndi

Very pretty

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fuschia

Lovely and with added bonus of 2 bees 🐝🐝

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pelly

Brilliant description Rich 😂😂😂

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richard.spicer.7906

I thought so too Jane 😂 @pelly

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richard.spicer.7906

Indeed - they might have been hoverflies actually - I get so many in the garden, some almost the size of bees! @riakat @cyndi @fuschia

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

Thought I'd post a closer photo of these #lily flowers - they have an amazing #orange colour 👌🏼 and the perfume is top notch 👃🏼 #scent #lilium #liliumafricanqueen

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yodamama

Beautiful ❤️📸

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Nannaida

Stunning!

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pencil

More beautiful than the late Catherine Hepburn xx

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kay3568

Gorgeous

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linfoster

Gorgeous 😍

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fuschia

Fabulous Richard

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perveen

Similar to mine, they are gorgeous Richard.

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marymary1

Mmmmmm! Perfume 😍

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sukipop

Hi Richard, I've been away a while with one thing and another so I hope I'm not thrown out of the club😨

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sukipop

Anyway moving on, it was wonderful to come back all

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sukipop

...to all these beautiful flowers it put me in the mood to enjoy this nice sunny day and proves I should have been looking in a lot more, so I will be seeing a lot more of you all now 😊😊

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

I remembered to stake the Lillies this year after the disaster last year when the stems snapped in two! The flowers on this particular variety are bigger than my hands, quite weighty too 😳🖐🏼 #lilium #lily #liliumafricanqueen

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juliesgarden

Beautiful Rich 👍

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plantaholic

Lovely 😊

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nessas

Lovely 👌🏻😊

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thomasrat3

Love the colour Richard😍

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Cazx

Stunning and bowled over by the colour, magnificent!!

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks everyone 😊 - It's a wonderful colour, I'll post a photo of a closer shot 👍🏼

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riakat

Beautiful colour😍 yes, I've learned the hard way too it pays to take the time to stake!

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linfoster

Beautiful 😍

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richard.spicer.7906

I was quite annoyed with myself last year Elisa for not doing it. Still, a lesson learnt! 😀 I had the same for another variety (Fire King - nice red colour) but it never surfaced this year so I think I lost the bulbs to rot. I'll restock this Autumn I think 😁 @riakat

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riakat

Ah yes, Autumn bulb planning is already on my mind 😃 the bulb catalogue arrived in the mail this week....it's a dangerous time for my wallet!

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poonamk21

I have something similar in my garden I think, but no flowers this year 😞. Yours are beautiful 😍

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

And the second! 😍 It turned out peachy orange in the end #lilium #lily #liliumafricanqueen

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justin

What a beaut ❤️

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richard.spicer.7906

I know right? and it's massive too! You can't tell from this picture but the flower is at least as big as my hand 😳

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justin

Show us a comparison #handsandplants 😂

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richard.spicer.7906

😂 your on. Will get a pic tmrw.

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richard.spicer.7906

#lily #lilium

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justin

#orange

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

This Lily is not even open, yet the developing buds are already creating some much colour interest for me in the way they have gone from bronze, to green, to orange and now red! Can't wait to see the finished result #lilium #lily #liliumafricanqueen

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2015
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richard.spicer.7906

Another Lily, another lost label 😩 I'll follow up with flower pics shortly #lilium #lily #liliumafricanqueen

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