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richard.spicer.7906

Based in St Albans. Making a career change to studying Horticulture. Likes most plants/shrubs, Bulb addict and converted succulent lover 😄

Muscari azureum syn. Bellevalia azurea, Hyacinthella azurea, Hyacinthus azureus, Pseudomuscari azureum

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richard.spicer.7906

15/03/19 - Star Plant Update - here’s a flower pic to get you over me spamming you all with graft pics (sorry 🙄) - Muscari species, with very puffy flowers 💙 - Muscari azureum is what it’s often sold as, although apparently taxonomists have it placed in a different genus called Pseudomuscari #muscari #muscari-azureum #psuedomuscari #azuregrapehyacinth #pseudomuscari-azureum

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natii

They look so pretty! 💙

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Gorgeous clusters 💙

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Denise16

Gorgeous 😍

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lilybee

These are pretty. 💙

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lovemygarden65

Ooh love this one 💙💙💙

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auricula

A Grape Hyacinth without oodles of foliage - winner💙

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suerichards

Their fabulous 😍

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suerichards

@richard.spicer.7906 have you looked at www.rosecottageplamts.co.uk 👍

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waterlily

Soo cute!

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anges

I've never seen ones like this before 💙💙💙

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telswirld

It is fluffy! 😀👍🏻💙

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richard.spicer.7906

Not sure which is the correct name for this, as the RHS website can be quite behind when plants get renamed. Some websites suggest actually its Pseudomuscari and that Muscari is the synonym. Anyways, trying this for the first time this year. I’m not using too rich a soil as I noticed this seems to cause quite a lot of foliage production #bulbs #bulb #pseudomuscari #pseudomuscari-azureum #muscari #muscari-azureum #azuregrapehyacinth

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bluefox23

How deep will you plant these?

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richard.spicer.7906

Hi Alison, I’ve planted them about 3 inches deep 😊👍🏼 - it’s a relatively shallow pot too @bluefox23

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bluefox23

Ok, thanks 😊 Are all of those in that 1 pot?

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richard.spicer.7906

Yep - 10 in a wideish shallow pot. I've planted up to 15-20 in these pots before and they have been fine @bluefox23 - I'll check the pot size tomorrow for you as I've forgotten the exact size. Will need to look on the side of pot in daylight.

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bluefox23

Brilliant! Thank You! I might have to redo my plan!! 😂😂

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ublaszko

I found the same thing with muscari leaves. They looked dreadful when I had them growing in the ground and really messy with long strappy leaves. I moved them in pots last year and they had nice upright leaves and lots of flowers. So much easier to bend over and smell them as well 😁😁

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ublaszko

Alison, I'd use at least 10 bulbs in a small pot and if you're using a larger pot you can plant them in groups of 10. 😊 I found that 7 bulbs is a minimum to make colour visible and I only have a small garden so usually look at them up close. 👍 @bluefox23

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bluefox23

@ublaszko it's so confusing as the packets and info I've read online says space bulbs a few inches apart!! And yet now, if I think about the ready grown pots of tulips and hyacinths I bought, they are more closely together!! 🤷‍♀️ 😔

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ublaszko

I plant bulbs more closely because I repot them and divide them every year. I think the spacings on labels are more important if you're planning to leave bulbs to naturalise because they need space to mutiply. I know Monty plants his bulbs much more closely in pots. @bluefox23

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