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bigemrg

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

Aloe Polyphylla

  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2018
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bigemrg

Good afternoon all! Well look what we have here! A tiny bit of #newgrowth coming from one of my Spiral #aloe seeds! Actually, of the eight seeds I tried to germinate, seven of them are at this stage! 😀

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pelly

Very exciting Ian 💚💚

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bigemrg

@pelly - Very exciting indeed Jane! 😀

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pelly

👍👍

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mikethegardener

@bigemrg Evening Ian 👋

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bigemrg

@mikethegardener - Good evening Mike! 😀

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harebell

💚

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Alcurtis93

These are supposed to be hard to grow from seed so well done! Where did you get from? I'm tempted as heard they're hardy

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bigemrg

@harebell - 😀

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bigemrg

@Alcurtis93 - Got them from Chiltern Seeds last year Alex! Germinated them in a jar of water on the windowsill! 😀

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bigemrg

Good afternoon GTers! Well look what we have here! Remember the Spiral #aloe seeds I put into a jar of water the other week? Well, they seem to have enjoyed their time on the windowsill and most of them have germinated! Needless to say that I'm very pleased! Now to sow them in some cactus compost! 😀

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jaynehynesburton

👏👏 Well Done Ian 😀

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bigemrg

@jaynehynesburton - Thanks Jayne! Got to work out which way up to plant them now! 😀

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bigemrg

@jaynehynesburton - Haha! The instructions say to bury them so that the roots are just showing, but doesn't clarify which part of the root! 😀

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jaynehynesburton

Green bit up 🙄 maybe

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bigemrg

@jaynehynesburton - Or down? Hehe! 😁

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jaynehynesburton

😂😂😂 Possibility

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pelly

Yay 👍👍

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bigemrg

@pelly - Thanks Jane! Only seven years to wait for the first flower now! 😁

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kathy

👏🏻 satisfying

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bigemrg

@kathy - Most definitely Kathy! This is the first batch of seeds I've got to germinate! I think the temperature plays an important role in the process and it was too warm for my previous attempts! 😀

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bigemrg

Good evening all! I'm having another go at germinating these Spiral Aloe seeds! Didn't have much success with them last year, but will keep at it until I get at least one to sprout roots! The instructions say they won't sprout for at least a month, but it could be considerably longer! 😀 #succulentsunday

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mrsflowerpot

Mine are still in the Chilterns seeds packet! Keep meaning to give them a go! Good luck Ian. 👍🏻🌱👍🏻

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daisy-jane

Fab Ian I hope they grow for you,I've just wishlisted these from one of Rachel @rachelbrooks post's earlier 💚💚💚

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nessas

Ooo hope they work Mr 👍🏻👍🏻

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bigemrg

@mrsflowerpot - Hehe! Thanks! I'm in a similar situation with a dozen or so packets I've bought on impulse Beck! 😀

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bigemrg

@daisy-jane - Thanks Jane! They look rather spectacular when fully grown don't they? Got my fingers crossed! 😀

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bigemrg

@nessas - Thanks Vanessa! 😀

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juliesgarden

Good luck 👍

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daisy-jane

They do Ian 💚 fingers crossed they do well for you 😁👍

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bigemrg

@juliesgarden - Thanks Julie! 😀

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bigemrg

@daisy-jane - Thanks again Jane! 😀

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jadojado29

Best of luck Ian @bigemrg have my fingers crossed for you I would cross my toes but I’m doing that for my sweet pea seeds 😂

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bigemrg

Good afternoon all! These look like they'll be interesting to grow! They germinate in water before you move them into more conventional cactus compost! They look pretty awesome too once they've grown up! Thank you Jane @pelly for bringing them to my attention! 😀 #seed #seeds #aloe

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mrsflowerpot

Ooohhhh now I like your thinking ian!! I didn't know chiltern seeds sold them. I know what website I'll be on after work! 🤔🤔🤔

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bigemrg

@mrsflowerpot - There seemed to be very few places selling them in this country, and Chiltern were the only company I'd heard of before! I'm quite looking forward to giving them a go! 😀

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pelly

Ah brilliant Ian, please keep posting your progress 👍👍👍

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bigemrg

@pelly - Will do Jane! 😀

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jadojado29

Think this is going to be interesting Ian @bigemrg keep me updated on their progress 😍👍

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bigemrg

@jadojado29 - Will do Suzie! Will be starting them off at the weekend! It says they'll germinate within 18 days - or much longer! Not very precise! 😀

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bigemrg

@linfoster - Yes Lin, I'm looking forward to seeing how they develop! 😀

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bigemrg

@linfoster - If you click on the plant link at the top of the page there are a couple of examples Lin! 😀

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godfreye

Good luck with them🤗

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bigemrg

@godfreye - Thanks Enid! 😀

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