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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

Meconopsis 'Lingholm' (Fertile Blue Group) syn. Meconopsis betonicifolia 'Lingholm', Meconopsis x sheldonii 'Lingholm'

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

Slowly, but surely.... #newgrowth

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krishnahairdo

👏looking forward to seeing this! 💙

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MelanieAt

Wow! It gets too hot here to cultivate these beauties. What a treat. :)

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kathy

Stunning flowers😊

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OICANALP

I've got 3 Lingholm and 3 China Blue

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OICANALP

They are coming on really nice , too

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pixierose

I've always wanted one of these. I can't wait to see it in flower. 😊🙏🏼

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Jagdeep

So difficult to grow ..you have that in your garden?

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juliesgarden

I've tried twice to grow these and failed Rich 😢☹️

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mikethegardener

Love Meconopsis. You'll have to post pics when is in flower

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lyndag

@richard.spicer.7906 I am soooooo jealous Richard, I could roll up into a ball and huff it all weekend😂😂😂😂

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Granny

Fantastic display at the Hymalayan Gardens, North Yorkshire

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

The hairy leaves of Meconopsis coming through 😁 #newgrowth

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mojo

Can't wait to see this one in flower 💙🤗

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richard.spicer.7906

Me too Mo, although I keep reading up and some advice suggests cutting the first years flowers to help establish the plant. It would be hard to resist as I want to see it do well but want to see it flower too! Maybe I'll just leave a couple of buds 😉 @mojo

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mojo

Hide the book Rich 😂 I'm sure leaving a couple of buds won't do any harm we have to see the colour, can't wait another year. 😳😊

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2015
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richard.spicer.7906

I thought I'd try growing some nice big blue poppies along the woodland path. Dappled shade. I heard these are not the easiest to grow but I'm up for a challenge - seems to be settling in nicely so far 😀 💙

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richard.spicer.7906

Planted 25th October

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justin

Blue poppies? Wow never seen them before. Hope to see them flower next year on here 👌

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fuschia

Hope they succeed @richard.spicer.7906 they will look great 😍

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richard.spicer.7906

They look great when in flower, although I've also heard I may have to cut the flowers off in the first year to get it established. Still reading up about them to give them the best chance 👀📖

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richard.spicer.7906

💙 @fuschia

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juliesgarden

I hope you have better luck than me I tried these years ago Richard ,they flowered once and then never came up again 🤔🙁🙁

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richard.spicer.7906

Yeah, I had that problem too. Although I didn't realise at the time that they don't like full sun. I put it down to that. Where did you put yours? @juliesgarden

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juliesgarden

Was in quite a shady place but quite dry , maybe it was that @richard.spicer.7906

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richard.spicer.7906

If anyone is interested, this website offers some good advice for growing these poppies - http://www.meconopsis.org/pages/cultivate1.html

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richard.spicer.7906

Fantastic Lee 👍🏼 - did you get many germinating? @lee85

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