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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

Primula vulgaris

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2018
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richard.spicer.7906

Is there a record for the largest Primrose? 😮 this seems to have quadrupled in size over the last month #primula-vulgaris #primrose #primula

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pelly

It's beautiful 😍😍

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lovemygarden65

Must love where it is 💛💛💛

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LynnS

Blimey that looks fabulous, what conditions do you have it in?

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rachelbrooks

Wow! How lovely! 🌼🌼🌼

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johninbrighton

Fabulous .

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kamaki

Beautiful! My favourite flower! Thanks for sharing!..

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richard.spicer.7906

Bit dogeared, but this clump of #primula-vulgaris is the biggest it’s ever been. I might divide it soon #primula #primrose

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richard.spicer.7906

🤓 - here is an interesting fact I learnt about our native primula from college - did you know there are two types of flower shapes? Pin Eyed (where the stigma comes out)and Thrum eyed (where it’s hidden within). I think I have Thrum eyed. It is a natural design to stop it self pollinating and thus pollinate only those flowers from another plant with the opposite design 📖 #learnsomethingneweveryday #plantscience

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richard.spicer.7906

Couple of interesting reads - http://www.countrysideinfo.co.uk/devon_bap/prim2.htm and https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/plantscientist.wordpress.com/2013/04/27/organism-of-the-week-primrose-primula-vulgaris/amp/

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rosiebug

Love primroses 💛💛👍🏻

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moorna

Those are pretty!

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terrimclaughlin

That’s for sharing that knowledge I’m definitely going to read it!! I go back on May, 11, 2018 can’t wait 😊💕

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mikethegardener

@richard.spicer.7906 Sow seeds too. Dead easy 👍👍

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

My primroses have started to flower too #spring #primrose #white

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mroundhay

Lovely flower.

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mroundhay

How long will they flower for. Thinking of buying some for pots.

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richard.spicer.7906

Hi @mroundhay - I usually see this one flowering till around May time and it's spring flowering. I have it in a small shady woodland patch so come summer it is covered in other things like shrubs and the canopy of the trees. 👍🏼

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mroundhay

Thanks Richard. I'll think about them for next year now. Terry.

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SarahB

Beautiful.

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

This is the pink version of the primula I was talking about @tiggrx - taken in 2009 when I first moved into my house. I remember taking the picture but lost the plant location and never found it since 😕

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kathy

That's a shame

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tiggrx

It looks like it could be a case of a bee having introduced some garden primrose genes into a population of wild primroses. Shame it hasn't reappeared.

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debs69

Very pretty 😍

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richard.spicer.7906

I'm gonna go on a mission at the weekend to find it 🔎🕵

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SarahB

Reminds me of my childhood, with the woods near my old house...

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2015
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kathy

Very nice

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SarahB

Beautiful.

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2015
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