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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 😄

Prunus 'Accolade'

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

Morning, probably should have posted this yesterday but just noticed how my baby cherry tree is doing and the lovely colour it has turned. Some background history (as you may be wondering why I planted this on a public space) - the previous tree (not a cherry) got knocked down on to my drive when a lorry crashed into it eight years ago. The council said they would replace it but never did but gave us permission to plant our own. So we did 😊 - kindly donated by a neighbour who helped plant it

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richard.spicer.7906

The irony of it all was that the lorry that hit the tree was delivering..... a tree!! 😂 it was going to the neighbour, she was mortified but got a free replacement from the tree nursery 👍🏼 - lovely blossom in spring. And sorry that telegraph pole and lamppost are back again photobombing! 🤦🏼‍♂️ #prunus #prunusaccolade #autumncolour #autumnleaves

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rachelbrooks

Oh my word! 🙈 how funny! Well it’s not, but it sort of is! 😂 Cherry is looking fab! Do you have to maintain it or will the council do it?

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richard.spicer.7906

There’s more... the guy at the council who responded to us was called Mr Branch 😂😂😂 I kid you not! @rachelbrooks - nah, we have to maintain it for now. Had to water it quite a bit earlier in the year. Trimmed a few branches off. Been really paranoid that kids will come and snap it in half, which is what they seem to do a lot of round here 🤷🏼‍♂️

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rachelbrooks

Nooooo wayyyy!!! 😆😆😆😆 oh little gits! I’d be out there poking them with the bits they break off! 😠

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lilybee

Looks fab - best tree in the street! @richard.spicer.7906

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richard.spicer.7906

Ah thanks Sue! I have to confess I think it might be, there’s a few that look half dead and could do with replacing as well but no one seems to be that bothered by these little areas. I’m bought some daff bulbs this year to plant under ours, nothing fancy but should look nice when the blossom returns next year @lilybee

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lilybee

It's a shame that most people aren't bothered about improving the areas they live in but you never know your tree and daffs might just inspire someone else. Look forward to seeing blossom and flower pics in Spring! @richard.spicer.7906

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pelly

What a lovely gesture Rich and with the daffodils it will look great 👍👍

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kathy

That will be beautiful

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kimguy

It's good to see you care(not that I am surprised)😉

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

Bumble #bee #blossom 😊

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KimGreenfingers

Beautiful

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brightcolours

#bees 🐝

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks @KimGreenfingers 👍🏼

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bigemrg

Beautiful blossom! The bees must love it!

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crestiesneuk

Beautiful 😊 bet that blossom smells so goooooood 👃🏻

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richard.spicer.7906

They do @bigemrg - it was buzzing with bumbles. My big cherry tree in the back garden is just about to burst into blossom too, so they'll be buzzing for joy 🐝

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richard.spicer.7906

@latebloomer I'm always surprised how some of them manage to get off the ground when they are so big and dainty wings.

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richard.spicer.7906

@crestiesneuk I'm frightened to put my nose in it! 😂

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juliesgarden

Great photo 👏👏

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kathy

I've always wanted to stroke them😟 they look so soft

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tjdent

Miracle of nature, beautiful

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

'Accolade' is beautiful 😊❤️ #spring #blossom #prunus

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justin

Fantastic Rich... Super shot 🙌

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks @Justin 🙌🏼 so lucky to get this tree. Long story, but basically we had another mature tree there in that spot. About 3 years ago a lorry unfortunately hit it and knocked it down and we lost it. A neighbour down the road, who has her own landscaping business, kindly donated this replacement as the highways agency wouldn't give us a new one. It's about 2 years now in the ground.

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villagegirl

That's beautiful

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justin

Awe well sorry to hear about the old one but what a super replacement 👍

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anniew7

It's a beautiful tree. I used to live by a park entrance and there were two of these lovely trees either side. Glad your replacement is doing well.

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MelanieAt

Be still my beating heart! 💞💞💞 gorgeous !

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riakat

So beautiful😍 I always love the "pink snow" that comes later with the petals falling

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markwaynes

What a fantastico colour.

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debs69

Just beautiful 😘

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bluebell66

I love this, always reminds me of childhood for some reason 💗

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kathy

Absolutely stunning love your photo

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

Just popped out the front to look at the tree, and the blossom is finally opening. 😁 #spring #blossom #prunus

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janie

What a treat. 🌸🌸🌸

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MelanieAt

😍😍😍

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brightcolours

#pink #cherry

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fuschia

Brilliant 👌

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juliesgarden

Fab 🙌🏻🙌🏻

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wizzykat

Lovely....my mum has several & once the petals drop it resembles confetti all over the lawn! ☺

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pooley

Love the pink #blossom 💗

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plants

@richard.spicer.7906 just beautiful

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beckers1974

I have serious garden envy! I'll have to wait weeks to see anything of this splendour!

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

I better get in quick for this wkds GardenTags challenge. No #pink in the main garden at the moment, but my Prunus out front is looking like the #blossom is about to open. It should look great in a few days. 🌸🌸

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lexi

Love the colour can't wait to see the flowers once open.

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jjjorja

Me neither

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godfreye

Ready to burst open lovely😊

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riakat

@latebloomer I agree, such an invigorating time of year! I'm amazed how quickly some plants are growing-hmmm maybe I'll become one of these "pyjama gardeners" and check on my plants before leaving for work this week😉

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tina

Love Spring it's new beginning all around 😍😊☺️

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riakat

@latebloomer @Naomi126 😂😂I'll let you know how it goes!

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fuschia

Fabulous Richard lots of them too 👌👌

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Naomi126

Brilliant 👌🏻@riakat and @latebloomer 😂😜👌🏻

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ellenfletcher1945hotmailcouk

Lovely tree when I was little the house next door had a very large one in their front garden and I loved it when the petals drop, the floor was covered in a pink carpet.

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