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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

Nerine 'Mr John' syn. Nerine bowdenii 'Mister John', Nerine 'Compagnon Mr John', Nerine 'Companion Mr John'

  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2019
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richard.spicer.7906

Ah, so nice to still have a Bernie to show you. I didn’t take many pics for the last few months so missed most of them in October and November. But Mister John is still flowering away. Definitely got the hang of growing these now as had flowers every year on all of my Nerine pots. I’ve put them in the poly now for complete water rest. Then I’ll slowly start again in late March.

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richard.spicer.7906

🤦🏼‍♂️ oh.... not a Bernie, I meant Nerine obvs! 🤪

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pelly

Oh wow, that's a beauty. I can't get mine to flower even in pots. I've dug them all out now and dried them off. Do you think that I should pot them up again now Rich? #advice-bowdenlily

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Oh Mr John is very tasty 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼

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johninbrighton

@richard.spicer.7906 ........... Morning Richard......... this is a beautiful plant.....I don't think I've ever seen a Nerine this colour before ....... in the past I've grown the pale pink types, but only in the ground, never in pots.

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RedFuchsia

Beautiful color 👏👍

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suerichards

That’s a wonderful colour 🥰

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janetandjim

Lovely plant, and it is good to see you back. Like you, I’ve been out of the loop some. Looking forward to seeing more of your gorgeous plants.

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carolgs

Well hello Mr John where have you been hiding in my life❤️

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sharonhayden

When you put them away for a rest Richard- do you not water them all winter?

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juliesgarden

Beautiful colour Rich ..not seen red ones 👌

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ShelleySnyder

This is gorgeous Rich!💘😍

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2018
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richard.spicer.7906

It's really hard to take pics of this Nerine on my phone, the colour is so intense and it always looks better taken on my proper camera but this was the best I could get. Very neon like, and the bulbs are clumping up nicely. I have these in a pot and keep them undercover once the flowers die back as they go dormant till March when the foliage starts to regrow. This cultivar is a little more tender than Nerine bowdenii 👍🏼 #nerine #nerinebowdeniimrjohn

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rachelbrooks

Wow! Love the flash of purple too! 💕💜💕

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clipperty

These are gorgeous 😍

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cyndi

#vibrant

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kimguy

Beautiful color!

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richard.spicer.7906

They’re quite something, and yeah the purple flash is rather nice. They reckon it’s possibly got some of Nerine sarniensis in its parentage somewhere, and coincidently a lot of hybrids of sarniensis have similar flash markings. But it’s not thought to be reliably hardy and I don’t risk this one yet. Although might test it in couple of years as have a nice clump if developing bulbs forming around the original ones 👍🏼 @rachelbrooks @clipperty @cyndi @lesliecole49 @kimguy

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rachelbrooks

Clearly not one for me to try then, as I don’t seem able to get the Bowdenii to flower! 🙄

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richard.spicer.7906

Next year is the year Rach, I can sense it 😄 @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

It had better be or they’re for the compost bin! 😬

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  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

Flashback to October, when #Nerine 'Mr John' was in full bloom. I've brought these indoors now for a bit whilst the flowers and foliage die back as this Nerine is a little more tender than Nerine bowdenii. I don't want to lose this beauty! #nerine-bowdenii #nerinebowdeniimrjohn #bowdenlily

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rosiebug

Fabulous ❤️

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susieg

I can see why 👌

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juliesgarden

Just gorgeous 💖💖

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brightcolours

#stunning !! #pinknerine #mrjohn

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mikethegardener

@richard.spicer.7906 Great intense colour. Nerine bowdenii can be a tad sugary pink. 😊

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jeatacake

Great colour

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thomasrat3

Oh Richard, I want some that colour😍 All mine are a pale pink 🙄

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icedance

Fantastic colour @richard.spicer.7906 !!

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Blimey that's beaut..!💗💗

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rachelbrooks

Love this colour! 👌🏼💕

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Naomi126

👌📸👌

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

Nerine 'Mr John', flowering right now - very pleased with the colour! 😎 #nerine #pink #latebloomer #nerine-bowdenii #nerinebowdeniimrjohn #bowdenlily

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beckers1974

It's rather fab!

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sangram

Wow...

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jan06

Fabulous👍

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tina

Did you leave them in pots I put my in the ground

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mojo

💕💕👌

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thomasrat3

Ooh, that's a beautiful colour Richard😍

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susieg

Lovely pic 👍🏻

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robbiec

Mr John is a 'top' bloke. Really nice #colour

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justin

Great pic Rich 🙌

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franshinegee

Incredible pic and plant! (New to me)

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Naomi126

👌🏻📸👌🏻

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

This was one of my other Nerine's back in April when I planted them up in shallow pots. 'Mr John' is a hybrid Nerine, and slightly more tender than N.bowdenii - has really deep rich pink flowers. Next pic will be from today as it's flowering nicely 🤓 - Only just getting round to adding it to the database #nerine #bulb #pots #nerine-bowdenii #bowdenlily

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richard.spicer.7906

Like this ⬆️ @rachelbrooks @ublaszko 👍🏼

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rachelbrooks

I know mine definitely aren’t planted this high! 🙈 thanks Rich, I’ll try and replant and hope for the best! 🤞🏼

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ublaszko

Thanks! Yep, will replant mine as the label said to plant deep. Thank you Wilko 😬 Good thing they like small pots 👍 Got plenty of those. I have nerines bowdenii so they're supposed to be fairly hardy. ☺ @richard.spicer.7906 @rachelbrooks

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ublaszko

@kez001uk This is how to plant your nerines 👍👍 And you can crowd them in as I've done when I repotted mine.

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kez001uk

@ublaszko thank you loads for tagging me in this. Hopefully will bring me nerine success 😁

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