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bigemrg

Enthusiastic gardener interested in growing all types of flowers for enjoyment and photographic purposes! www.iangrainger.co.uk

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' syn. Allium 'Purple Sensation', Allium aflatunense 'Purple Sensation'

  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2018
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bigemrg

Good evening all! What a day! I had a blocked drain that led to a burst pipe that led to a very wet kitchen by the time I noticed it! Thanks to the two guys from Dyno Rod who sorted out all of the mess that could have flooded my downstairs! Anyway, it was lovely to see the purple tips of these #allium 'Purple Sensation' plants appearing! Hope you've all had a better day than me! 😀 #signsofspring

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ublaszko

Oh my! Glad it got sorted before it ended up in a disaster. 👍👍 Beautiful allium! I'm growing some for the first time this year and I'm pleasantly surprised how lovely the leaves are.

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Keely

Oh gosh that's one heck of a day hope not too much damage Ian. Love the alliums great plants 💜💞💜

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pelly

Good job you weren't out for the day!! 😱😱

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Denise16

Oh bugger what a mare! Hello Allium 😍

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rachelbrooks

Crikey! Sounds like a 🍺 is in order now then!

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bigemrg

@ublaszko - Yes Urszula, it could have been a lot worse! Oh, I love the leaves! Almost as pretty as the flowers! 😀

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bigemrg

@Keely - Yes Keely, not a day I'd care to repeat! Not much damage, just a lot of work to clean everything up! Not sure I'll be able to dry my washing powder out though! Yeah, Alliums rock! 😀

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bigemrg

@pelly - It's funny Jane, but I'd normally be at a meeting on Friday morning and in the pub during the afternoon, but my meeting was cancelled so I was lucky to be home! 😀

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bigemrg

@Denise16 - You can say that again Denise! 😀

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Denise16

Bugger what a mare!

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bigemrg

@rachelbrooks - That would normally be the plan Rachel, but I've been feeling under the weather this week so have been staying away from the pub! May try a small glass of JD though... 😀

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2017
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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! My #allium 'Purple Sensation' are doing rather well at the moment with new ones opening up on a daily basis! Have a terrific Tuesday everyone! 😀

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drumadixit

Great photo

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sara2309

Morning Ian. Have a great day.

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bigemrg

@drumadixit - Thanks Uma! 😀

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bigemrg

@sara2309 - Morning Sara! You too! 😀

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jaynehynesburton

Morning Ian. Have a lovely day 😊

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bigemrg

@jaynehynesburton - Morning Jayne! You too! 😀

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jadojado29

Morning Ian @bigemrg Amazing how these grow & open up into Beautiful flowers. Hope you have a lovely day & are not tied to the computer for to long 😉

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debs69

Spectacular pic Ian 👍🤗

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bigemrg

@jadojado29 - Morning Suzie! Coffee break time! Gonna be busy all week unfortunately! Not much time for GT at the moment but keep popping in to see what's going on! Have a lovely day too! 😀

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bigemrg

@debs69 - Thanks very much Debra! 😀

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rachelbrooks

Beautiful little stars 💜 morning Ian 🙋🏻

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2017
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bigemrg

Good evening all! Thought I'd better get out and find an #allium for the #alliumarrival theme today! I don't have any in flower yet but I thought this bud looked quite attractive against some terracotta pots! 😀

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icedance

You were right Ian very attractive 😍

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SikoMa

Squeeeeeel.... #anticipation 😄🤗😍

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bigemrg

@icedance - Thanks Sam! 😀

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bigemrg

@SikoMa - Hehe! It's very exciting at this moment isn't it Dar? 😀

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SikoMa

Very Ian. I literally just put mine in the ground outside yesterday. It has still been near freezing at night here. We are supposed to warm up to 70°F here this week. I have my fingers crossed 🙏🤞🤞🤞🤞

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bigemrg

@SikoMa - Good luck to you! 😀

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rusty

Lovely 😍

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bigemrg

@rusty - Thanks Sandra! 😀

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titchyfra

I don't either Ian, you've captured it perfectly

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bigemrg

@titchyfra - Thank you, it won't be long now though! 😀

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rachelbrooks

Ooh so very nearly there! 😬👍🏼

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2016
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bigemrg

Just uploading a few more spring bulb images to the plant database! These are #allium 'Purple Sensation' planted in one layer! 😀

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godfreye

They will all look lovely Ian worth all the effort 🤗

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bigemrg

@godfreye - Thanks Enid, I hope so! I've not had much luck with alliums for the last few years! 😀

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SikoMa

I really need to get busy with mine🙄

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bigemrg

@SikoMa - They seem to be taking me ages to get done this year! Did the whole lot in two afternoons last year but I've already spent four days this year and still haven't got them all planted! 😀

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SikoMa

Did you by chance purchase more than last year?😉😂

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bigemrg

@SikoMa - Hehe! You may have got to the bottom of it Dar! 😀

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SikoMa

🤓😆😉😂😂😂

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rachelbrooks

Oh why do you not have much luck Ian d'you think? I have bought loads for my beds despite the fact they are not s'posed to like clay soil...😁

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bigemrg

@rachelbrooks - I think the bulbs have rotted previously due to the amount of rain we've had over winter! Hopefully it'll be drier this year! 😀

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rachelbrooks

Yes, that's what I'm worried about...I'll have to add a lot of grit to the holes when I plant I think 🤔 fingers crossed we get a fab display! 👍🏼

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bigemrg

@rachelbrooks - Good idea, I've been adding grit and sharp sand this year! Good luck to us both for a great display! 😀

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