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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

Lychnis x arkwrightii 'Vesuvius'

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

So glad to see this flower again. I had one bloom only last year but have quite a few more now. Such a vivid hot colour 🔥😎 #lychnis #lychnis-arkwrightii #lychnisxarkwrightiivesuvius #arkwrightscampion

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AlisaJ

Awesome colour! 🔥🌟

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kathy

Beautiful colour

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brightcolours

#orangeflowers

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greenfinger14

Love it 😍

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Naomi126

👌📸👌📸👌📝👌

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sassafras

Do you find it self seeds?

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richard.spicer.7906

@sassafras hi there, I haven’t noticed it self seed yet, but I seem to struggle keeping it alive for more than one season. I think I’ve lost it again this winter.

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2017
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richard.spicer.7906

A purchase from last year. Will look perfect in this border I think. Lychnis x arkwrightii 'Vesuvius' - has striking deep orange flowers #lychnis #lychnis-arkwrightii #lychnisxarkwrightiivesuvius #arkwrightscampion

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MelanieAt

Yes larger than usual lychnis flowers. Looking forward to seeing the pictures of the blooms.

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richard.spicer.7906

It's the second time I bought this as the first was eaten by slugs 😫 - but feeling optimistic about this one @MelanieAt

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MelanieAt

Oh my. I keep forgetting how voracious slugs are in the UK. Hope the slugs 🐌 stay away!

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

Good Morning! 👋🏼 thought I'd introduce you to this beauty 😍 - Lychnis x arkwrightii 'Vesuvius'. Very pleased that today has finally arrived as taking some short time off from work, having done pretty much six months straight without a decent break! Lots to catch up on in the garden and on GardenTags for the next couple of weeks 😬🎉 #lychnis #orange

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jamesshobbs

Lovely photo

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Keely

Morning Rich well deserved break I've done same not had a full week off since early Feb but not long to go for my jollies ☺ enjoy your time off👍

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richard.spicer.7906

Cheers @jamesshobbs 👍🏼😊

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richard.spicer.7906

Aw, thanks Keely 😊 - last few months have been crazy, and so looking forward to this. It would have been nice to go away but decided to split break in two - off now at home for 2 weeks, then off to Mexico before Xmas 😀 - hope you haven't got to wait too much longer for your break holidays, esp if since Feb! 😳 - are you doing anything nice?

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angiecrazycatlady

Pretty little flower 😊😄

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vec

Morning Rich, that's a lovely looking flower. Enjoy your time off, you deserve it ☺

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richard.spicer.7906

Hi @angiecrazycatlady 😊 👋🏼 - it's lovely isn't it? I bought one originally in spring and i lost it, I think due to too dry conditions. Saw it again about a month ago in a garden centre near me and snatched it up. I'll plant it in a better spot this time round!

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Julie 😊👋🏼 @vec , and glad you like the flower. Couldn't find that much info on web about it but there were a couple of sites I found that listed it.

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angiecrazycatlady

I wonder if it will self seed like the pink Lychnis, then you will have loads the pink one pops up everywhere in my garden. I will look out for one next year 😊

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mikethegardener

@richard.spicer.7906 Morning Rich. Very nice indeed. Enjoy your time off 😊

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clustyroen

Enjoy the garden and your time off work 😀

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