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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

Monarda 'Cambridge Scarlet'

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richard.spicer.7906

Bergamot, or Monarda 'Cambridge Scarlet' - doing well in my partial shady spot. So far, fingers crossed 🤞🏼not a sign of powdery mildew anywhere. I've been keeping the soil moist in this spot #bergamot #monarda #monardacambridgescarlet

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bluebellbank

One of my favourite plants.

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juliesgarden

Morning Rich , that's beautiful ❤️

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nessas

Fabulous 👌🏻

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janric

Gorgeous 😍

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johnealing

Really lovley pic . looks almost as if the petals are like a volcano lava taking off on the right !!great i love it 👍

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rachelbrooks

Fabulous! I love these flowers, such amazing blooms, they fascinate me! My red one is flowering, have buds on the white one, am very excited to see it! 😬

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks John, now you mention it yes they do! 😀🌋 @johnealing

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richard.spicer.7906

Me too Rachel 😊, I've always been amazed by these flowers. I remember you posting when you got your white one, and would be really keen to see what it looks like. I'll have to make sure I don't miss any of your post updates on it 👍🏼@rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Well remembered! I don't think it'll be too long...I'll tag you in when I post it! Can't wait! 😬😁

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richard.spicer.7906

Oh lovely, thank you Rachel 🙏🏼😊

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richard.spicer.7906

Morning! 🙋🏽‍♂️☕️ - more tidying up today on my todo list and I may be planting some bits too. More catchup pics to follow too. Hope you all have a good day. Here is a pic of my #Monarda - suffered a little bit with powdery mildew a few weeks back but looking better now #red #bergamot #monardacambridgescarlet

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Keely

Morning same here rich have a good day 🙋

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rachelbrooks

Good morning ☀️

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richard.spicer.7906

Morning @keely 😀👋🏼

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richard.spicer.7906

And good morning too @rachelbrooks 😀👋🏼☕️

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vec

Morning Rich 🖐 Busy day ahead ☺

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richard.spicer.7906

Morning Julie 😀👋🏼 @vec - definitely feeling the gardening bug today!

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks, and a wave back at ya @latebloomer 👋🏼 - glad you like the monardas. It's one of my fave varieties although is more susceptible to mildew than others. Feeling lucky I got away with it this year.

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kathy

Like this❤️

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richard.spicer.7906

#Monarda 'Cambridge Scarlet' , in full bloom now 😊 #red #bergamot #monardacambridgescarlet

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justin

What a little beaut 🙌

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SylviaDavies

Gorgeous!

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janric

Its gorgeous Richard

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lamaisonbleueoleron

I wish this was in blue 😂😎 I could use the flower heads in my tea 👌☕️

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juliesgarden

Morning Rich , fab flowers ❤️❤️❤️

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brighton

Wot an unusual flower, love it

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Wind swept 💋👒

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gardengimp

That monarda is phat and sick as teenagers say apparently! ;)

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plantaholic

Love the colour, do you save the seed?

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kpnutz3350

Wow beautiful yes could u tell us Richard how to save seeds ?? Unable to save mine last yr

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kathy

That is unusual and a lovely colour

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richard.spicer.7906

No sign of powdery mildew yet on my Monarda - no doubt it will come at some point this year. This particular variety is quite prone to it. Looking forward to the flowers in the meantime 😁 #bergamot #monarda #monardacambridgescarlet

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mikethegardener

Love them, but I've given up on them.... sadly... 😞

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dandelion1

I hope mine survive. They are still without buds but I'm optimistic.

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nifferdog

I love these. I don't have any this year but I will get some more next year i think. Love the smell

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Wendyd

Mine are covered in powdery mildew. Never grown them before. Will I have to get rid of them or leave them and see what happens. They are flowering beautifully.

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Melliah

I don't know this flower - looking forward to seeing the entire bloom

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richard.spicer.7906

Missed having some of this in the garden since I moved house a few years ago. Part of my bargain purchase last month. They have very aromatic leaves, and super looking flowers. Just need to try and keep the powdery mildew at bay, which unfortunately this particular one is quite prone to. Fingers crossed #bergamot #monarda #monardacambridgescarlet

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justin

Hope it's successful Rich 🙌

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Naomi126

Going to try from seed , what do you think my chances are, any tips?

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richard.spicer.7906

I've not grown seeds for a long time Naomi, so I'm not sure. 🤔@naomi126

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KatieCat

I love growing from seeds

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richard.spicer.7906

@KatieCat I'm going try at the wkd Kate , just something simple to start with though 😊

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KatieCat

@Richard.spicer.7906 I can't print my photos at the moment or I would show you my tomato s my sweet peas are already in the tubs,these were Nov planting in the garage tomato plants are grown on my window sill as are all my other bedding plants

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richard.spicer.7906

They sound wonderful @KatieCat , hope to see pictures of them soon when the photo issue is fixed. 😊

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