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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

Prunus laurocerasus

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2016
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katgreen

@richard.spicer.7906 😆😀😁

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tiggrx

Beautiful picture! It's a dronefly not a bee though.

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richard.spicer.7906

😱 - I shall change my # then 👍🏼 #dronefly

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crestiesneuk

I decided to 🤐 it! haha I feel so bad correcting someone 🙁 It is still a gorgeous picture though 😍

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richard.spicer.7906

Haha indeed, I know what you mean, but it's honestly no worries for me and helps me learn. I should have realised by the number of wings, so I'm glad he spotted it and corrected. I'll put my specs on next time 🤓👍🏼 @tiggrx @crestiesneuk

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rusty

I didn't know either, but I suppose he/she does have rather beady eyes. All the better for seeing us with 👀

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brightcolours

There's probably lots of wrongly identified "bees"... 😳

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richard.spicer.7906

I used to see a lot of people incorrectly label or tag hover flies as bees, which to me are much easier to distinguish from these other mimics - purely because of their hover. A bee will apparently always have more than two wings @rusty @brightcolours

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juliesgarden

Looks like he has sunglasses on 😎😎 😂😂

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richard.spicer.7906

If you look close enough @juliesgarden you can see the reflection of my garden in his eyes!

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richard.spicer.7906

Great isn't it! 😆 @katgreen

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richard.spicer.7906

Aw, thanks @latebloomer 😊

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2016
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lamaisonbleueoleron

@richard.spicer.7906 nice shot 👏🏼👏🏼

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fuschia

Fabulous detail Richard 😍😍

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brightcolours

#blossom

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kathy

Lovely delicate flowers

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juliesgarden

Pretty 😍

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Naomi126

Stunning !!! ❗️👍🏼👀😳👌🏻

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richard.spicer.7906

Aw, thanks guys! It's a bit early I admit, but I'm glad as I really want to prune it after its flowered before the birds start nesting in it. @latebloomer @lamaisonbleueoleron @fuschia @linfoster @brightcolours @kathy @juliesgarden @Naomi126

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katesmck

@richard.spicer.7906 I have a large laurel in my garden which I need to prune. When is best? Plus I am a bit scared as I read they are poisonous? 😱

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richard.spicer.7906

The white flowering racemes of my Cherry Laurel coming through.

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fuschia

Expectations 😊😊

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richard.spicer.7906

@fuschia little does it know it's getting a whopper of a prune this year, so it better start and finish soon as I want to get stuck in before the birds start nesting.

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fuschia

😂😂😂😂😂 @richard.spicer.7906 keep us informed lol

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richard.spicer.7906

I'll be glad when this week is over. So busy at the mo, and autumn is fast approaching. These #berries have appeared on my cherry laurel.

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