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bigemrg

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

Buddleja

  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2019
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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! My #buddleia was at its best looking ever last year and was a butterfly magnet! Fingers crossed it'll be as fantastic this year around! Have a terrific Tuesday everyone! 😀

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pelly

Morning Ian, they are terrific plants. I bought a dwarf one last year, one of the best buys I’ve made 🌸🌸

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jadojado29

Morning Ian @bigemrg Love these but they can get to big your pic reminded me I must prune mine down. Hope you have a lovely day Ian 👍

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flof1952

Good morning Ian. I've got 3 and I love them ....so easy to grow and they keep giving. Have a great day 👋🙂

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kathy

Morning Ian lovely splash of colour

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godfreye

Good morning Ian I love buddleia in full bloom with butterflies on them🤗

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bigemrg

@pelly - Good morning Jane! They certainly are! Mine was supposedly a dwarf variety when I bought it, but it grows enormous now if I let it! 😀

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bigemrg

@jadojado29 - Morning Suzie! Yes, they get huge if you don't keep them in check! They also have a habit of spreading if you let them go to seed! 😀

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bigemrg

@flof1952 - Good morning Pauline! They're definitely one of the easier shrubs to grow and suit a range of soil conditions! Enjoy your day too! 😀

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bigemrg

@kathy - Morning Kathy! Thank you! 😀

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bigemrg

@godfreye - Morning Enid! Yes, the butterflies are the only reason I keep mine around to be honest as they're quite a lot of work if you let them grow large! 😀

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pelly

Oh dear!!! Mine is in a container and it’s had it’s hard prune now so hopefully it will be fine 😱😍

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2017
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bigemrg

Good evening all! Hope I'm not too late for #wildlifewednesday this week! This Painted Lady #butterfly was really enjoying the #buddleia bushes in dad's garden last weekend! 😀

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ukjohnny

...another gem Ian... super photo

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Keely

Wow superb good to see you back Ian what a nightmare you are having at the minute 👌😍

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bigemrg

@ukjohnny - Thanks very much John! 😀

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Denise16

Oooh beautiful shot Ian!👏🏽

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nessas

Ow wowwie that's a stunning photo missed your photos 👌🏻

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bigemrg

@Keely - Thanks Keely! Yes, it has been! I keep getting guarantees that it's fixed only for it to be broken again within a few hours! 😀

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bigemrg

@Denise16 - Thanks Denise! 😀

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bigemrg

@nessas - Thank you Vanessa! That's so nice of you to say! I've missed my little gardening community! 😀

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kathy

Perfect picture

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nessas

The weather hasn't been great for the garden sadly 😕 this year Ian everything here is slow to flower....but it is lovely to see you back I'm going away tomorrow so hopefully will catch up on your posts when I get back 😁

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bigemrg

@kathy - Thanks very much Kathy! 😀

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2017
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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! Can't believe I've only just woken up after being kept awake by a thunder storm that lasted most of the night! It's still dull and wet here so here's a Peacock #butterfly for #wildlifewednesday to brighten up the morning! Have a wonderful day everyone! 😀 #bug #bugs #insect #wildlife

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jadojado29

Morning Ian @bigemrg Great pic 👌 haven't seen any peacock butterflies this year loads of cabbage whites. Hope you survive today after being kept awake have a good one Ian 😴😂

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kathy

Good morning Ian lovely photo to brighten a misty drizzle day, the thunderstorm started around 2 yesterday pm and kept rumbling on till silly hour today

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rachelbrooks

Morning again Ian, beautiful pic. Was trying to chase one yesterday in the garden, but it wouldn't stay still! 😄 I had no idea we'd had a storm until hubby informed me this morning! 🙈

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lexijane

Good morning Ian. Fab pic 📸👏🏼👌🏼

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bigemrg

@jadojado29 - Good morning Suzie! Thank you! After not having seen these in my garden for years they seem to be back with a bang this year! I've seen loads! Interestingly, I've not seen any Cabbage Whites since I got rid of my Nasturtiums! 😀

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bigemrg

@kathy - Morning Kathy and thank you! Didn't start here until about 7pm last night but then continued well into this morning! It's still very hot, and still drizzling! 😀

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bigemrg

@rachelbrooks - Thanks Rachel! It can be frustrating tracking them down! They usually don't like it when you cast a shadow over them or cause too much vibration when you approach them! You must be a very sound sleeper! It wasn't so much the thunder that kept me awake but rather the endless car alarms that kept going off! 😀

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bigemrg

@lexijane - Morning Lexi and thank you! 😀

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justin

Nice one Ian 👍🏼 #butterflycount

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bigemrg

@justin - Thanks Justin! Ooh, forgot about the butterfly count tag! 😀

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2016
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bigemrg

Good evening all! Not sure how this #lilac coloured #buddleia bush got into my garden but it's a much nicer colour than the purple one I have elsewhere! 😀

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janric

Liking that very much 😍

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bigemrg

@janric - Thanks Jan! It actually looks a lot lighter in this photo which was taken before the sun went missing! 😀

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tina

Evening Ian

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bigemrg

Good evening @tina 😀

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mikethegardener

Evening @bigemrg Mr Grainger. Hope you've had a good w/e. 😊😊

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bigemrg

@mikethegardener - Yes thanks Mike! I trust you did too! 😀

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marymary1

That is a pretty colour!

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bigemrg

@marymary1 - Thanks Lesley! I think so too! 😀

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SylviaDavies

Lovely colour! Bet it smells divine! 😃

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bigemrg

@SylviaDavies - Thank you Sylvia! Yes it is rather heady! 😀

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