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bigemrg

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

Allium siculum syn. Nectaroscordum siculum, Allium nectaracsardium, Allium bulgaricum

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2020
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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! Just love the pretty little bell like blooms of my favourite #allium - the Sicilian Honey Garlic! Have a fabulous Friday everyone! 😀 #alliumsiculum

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shaz831

#greatphoto 😍

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Keely

Morning Ian fabulous pic 👌👌

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bigemrg

@shaz831 - Thank you very much! 😀

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bigemrg

@Keely - Good morning Keely! Thanks very much! 😀

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valjones-hughes

Beautiful. I love the waxy look of them.

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solly1961

Morning 🌄 Ian, fab photo

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bigemrg

@valjones-hughes -Thanks Val! Yes, me too! 😀

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bigemrg

@solly1961 - Good morning Mark! Thank you! 😀

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godfreye

Good morning Ian lovely picture 🤗

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bigemrg

@godfreye - Morning Enid! Thank you! 😀

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juliesgarden

Fab photo!

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2020
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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! Don't you just love the beautiful bell-like blooms of the Sicilian Honey Garlic? Have a fantastic Friday everyone! 😀 #allium

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flof1952

Good morning Ian. One of my favourite flowers ....waiting for more bulbs to arrive. Super photo .....enjoy your day 👋😃

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bigemrg

@flof1952 - Morning Pauline! Thank you! They're one of my favourites too! These are replacement bulbs for ones that rotted away last year, so I was really pleased to see them this year! 😀

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solly1961

Morning☁️ Ian, fab shot, they are beautiful. Need to get some Autumn bulbs for my garden.

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juliesgarden

Morning ian ..definitely, so pretty 🌸

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bigemrg

@solly1961 - Morning Mark! Thank you! Definitely my favourite allium! 😀

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bigemrg

@juliesgarden - Good morning Julie! 😀

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michelleh

Fab shot ian! Have a good day

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bigemrg

@michelleh - Thanks Michelle, you too! 😀

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lovemygarden65

Afternoon Ian 💗lovely pic 💗

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bigemrg

@lovemygarden65 - Good afternoon Marilyn! Thank you! 😀

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2019
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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! The Sicilian Honey Garlic should be bursting into bloom anytime soon, but unfortunately mine hasn't returned this year! This one is from a couple of years ago when it was looking at its #stunning best! Have a brilliant Bank Holiday Monday everyone! 😀 #allium #alliumsiculum

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Keely

Morning Ian have a good one yourself too

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bigemrg

@Keely - Morning Keely! It's beautiful and sunny here at the moment so I can see a good day in the garden ahead! 😀

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kathy

Morning Ian, air frost this morning but sunny and the wind has gone🤙🏻

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rachelbrooks

Ooh you’ve reminded me that I had some last year...I’ll have to go and see if they’ve reappeared!

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bigemrg

@kathy - Good morning Kathy! It's similar here! Should have warmed up nicely in a couple of hours! Enjoy your day! 😀

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bigemrg

@rachelbrooks - Mine produced flower buds this year but then they just seemed to wilt away! Hope you find yours in good health! 😀

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rachelbrooks

Oh noooo! 😕

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jaynehynesburton

@rachelbrooks could be gone some time 😂

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pelly

Oh what a shame 😢, mine is still wearing its coat, hopefully it won’t be long though 👍👍

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rachelbrooks

I might well be Jayney...cause I can’t remember where they were! 🤣 @jaynehynesburton

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bigemrg

@pelly - Morning Jane! Yes, will be planting more for next year though! I look forward to seeing yours flower this year! 😀

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2018
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bigemrg

Good afternoon all! This may not be the best photograph I've ever taken, but I have to add it to the #tuesdaytreasures list! It's the only one of my four #allium siculum plants to have a flower bud, and if it's anything like last year, it's going to be spectacular! 😀

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christineb

These are on my wish list 😊

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kathy

Lovely looking flowers

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bigemrg

@christineb - You won't be disappointed if you get them Christine! 😀

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bigemrg

@kathy - They're great aren't they Kathy? Definitely different to your normal looking Alliums! 😀

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rachelbrooks

Oh that’s very exciting!!! And made me go and look at mine! 3 out of 4 have a bud! I can’t wait for these! 😬

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bigemrg

@rachelbrooks - It is Rachel, and for you too! 😀

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pelly

Evening Ian, I've just had to check mine too after seeing your post and I can just see a few about to break through. I've not had these before so thanks for this as I wouldn't have known what to look for 💚💚

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rachelbrooks

Especially as I haven’t had them before! 😬😬😬

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bigemrg

@pelly - Evening Jane! Great news! They'll be in flower before you know it! 😀

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pelly

Thanks Ian, I hope so 😊👍

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2017
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bigemrg

Good evening all! What a hot day its been! Thought I was going to pass out at one point in my little home office! At least my #allium siculum has finally decided to put in an appearance, and isn't it lovely? Enjoy your evening everyone! 😀

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Keely

It has been hot today Ian I was same as worked at home kept going in breezy alleyway for a cool down. Allium looking lovely mines not quite there yet 💚💞💚💞

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icedance

Think I have sun stroke !!! Out in it nearly all day helping customers inspired by Chelsea and trying to make the display area look like Chelsea 😱 we all deserve a nice chill down now 😎 fabulous pic Ian they are not easy to capture the beauty as the colouring is so subtle 👍👍 yours won't be long I'm sure Keely @Keely 🙂

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Keely

@icedance Sam it can be so dangerous we sometimes don't realise then power of the sun 🌞 hope you will be OK hun and thank you it needs moving really as stuck by garden gate post in a bit of shade 😐

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icedance

Drank my body weight in fluids and had cream but feeling a bit heady get supper out the way then a nice cool shower and should be ok thanks sweetie 🙂 I have mine all in part shade as they do well in it a fair bit south of you so yours are about right 👍👍 @Keely

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bigemrg

@Keely - Oh I would have killed for a breezy alleyway! lol Had fan on all day but it's not the same as fresh air! Mine are in full sun and have really took off since we had all the rain and warmer weather! 😀

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bigemrg

@icedance - Oh copying those Chelsea gardens is a very tall order! Can't believe how manicured and perfect some / most / all of them look! Thanks, yes they are difficult to get a good picture of, and believe me, I took more than a couple of photos! 😀

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icedance

A tough brief did my best but was interrupted by a film crew wanting to film me watering 💦 for anglia news 😱 you did a great job Ian it's a stunning pic 💕

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bigemrg

@icedance - Thanks Sam! Is watering big news in Anglia at the moment? 😀

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icedance

🤣🤣 Anglia water announced there would not be the threatened hose pipe ban so they did a feature on economical water usage to keep the ban at bay ..

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bigemrg

@icedance - Ah, I guess that makes sense! I suppose the 48 weeks of non stop rain last year helped a lot! 😀😀😀

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icedance

Oh crikey was it that long !!!

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  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2016
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bigemrg

Just adding some more spring bulbs to my plant database! These are #allium siculum, planted in a single layer! These are a first for me! Has anyone grown them before? How did you find them?

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