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bigemrg

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

Hesperantha coccinea syn. Schizostylis coccinea

  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2019
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bigemrg

Good afternoon GTers! I need some #advice about how to go about germinating these River Lily seeds! Has anyone grown these lovely Lilies from seed? Let me know how you went about it and how successful you were if you have! 😀 #seed #seeds

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juliesgarden

Nope sorry Ian , not tried those 🙄

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pelly

https://homeguides.sfgate.com/plant-clivia-seed-63277.html I looked this up this morning Ian. Hope it helps 👍👍

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bigemrg

@juliesgarden - No problem Julie! 😀

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bigemrg

@pelly - Thanks for the link Jane! Not sure about the first point though - "Harvest clivia seeds by breaking open a ripe clivia berry" - what berry? My plants have seed pods, or are they considered berries? Confused! 😕 Lol 😀

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pelly

You're welcome Ian, I wasn't sure about that either but as I haven't any berries or seed pods yet I didn't know what I would hopefully be looking for. If you find anything else could you tag me please? 🤔🤔

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bigemrg

@pelly - No problem Jane! I've had these for about three years, and dad has had them in his garden since moving into the house in the late 90's, and I've never seen berries on them before! This is the first year mine have produced these seed pods though! 😀

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pelly

I'm just assuming that they must be the same thing Ian 👍👍

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bigemrg

@pelly - Yep, I'll go along with that Jane! 😀

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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! The River Lilies were still flowering in early January and are currently going to seed! Have a terrific Tuesday everyone! 😀

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godfreye

Good morning Ian love the colour🤗

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bigemrg

@godfreye - Morning Enid! Lovely isn't it? 😀

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brightcolours

#bestofjan #hesperantha

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bigemrg

@brightcolours - Thanks Katie! 😀

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flof1952

Good morning Ian on this very cold Tuesday. Stay safe and warm 🖐🙂❄

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bigemrg

@flof1952 - Good morning Pauline! Yes it is a bit chilly isn't it? Think I'll stay indoors today! 😀

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pelly

Morning Ian, aren't they beautiful, my white one finished flowering before Christmas but my red one is still going. I'm going to see if I can collect some seeds from them 🌸👍

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bigemrg

@pelly - Morning Jane! They're certainly beautiful and bring a welcome splash of winter colour! My white one didn't return last year unfortunately! 😀

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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! It's #flashbackfriday Friday time, and this week I'm travelling back to last September with a shot of this #pink River Lily! Not sure what has been nibbling at the petals, but it seems to only like the end bits! Have a fabulous Friday everyone! 😀 #hesperantha #riverlilly #floralfriday

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angiecrazycatlady

Gorgeous 😍

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bigemrg

@angiecrazycatlady - Thanks Angie, aren't they? 😀

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nessas

Oh good morning Mr another #bestoffeb ....was you a bit peckish when you took this 😉😜

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juliesgarden

Morning Ian , great photo , stay warm 😁

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Keely

Morning Ian probably caterpillars 😕 have a good one too 😄

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bigemrg

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom - 😀

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bigemrg

@nessas - Morning Vanessa! Thank you! Guess I shouldn't garden on an empty stomach! 😀

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bigemrg

@juliesgarden - Good morning Julie! Thank you! I'll try my best, but it's pretty chilly out there! 😀

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bigemrg

@Keely - Morning Keely! That's a good shout as they were amongst my Nasturtiums which were decimated by Cabbage White Caterpillars! 😀

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rachelbrooks

Beautiful flower and a stunning pic as always

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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! There's a dearth of colour in my neglected garden at the moment, but the River Lilies are just about hanging on! Have a super Sunday everyone! 😀

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juliesgarden

Well hello Ian, nice to see you back , hope all is well ☺️ and you’ve posted my favourite colour on this dismal morning. Have a super Sunday 😁

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bigemrg

@juliesgarden - Hi Julie! All good thanks! I knew you'd approve! Have a good one too! 😀

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pelly

Morning again Ian, what a lovely photo 💞💞

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bigemrg

@pelly - Thanks Jane! 😀

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yodamama

Good morning lan have a good day 🙋🏻🐶

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bigemrg

@yodamama - Good morning June! You too! 😀

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harebell

Beautiful 💗...enjoy your Sunday!

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daisy-jane

Beautiful pic Ian 😍👍

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bigemrg

@harebell - Thanks Della! Hope you're enjoying your Sunday too! 😀

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@daisy-jane - Thanks Jane! 😀

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daisy-jane

Your welcome Ian 😘

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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! The final bit of colour in my garden for the year comes from these lovely River Lilies, which are now just about finished! Have a great day everyone! #pink #lily

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jaynehynesburton

Morning Ian. Fab photo as always 😊

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bigemrg

@jaynehynesburton - Good morning Jayne and thank you very much! 😀

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debs69

Beautiful 🤓 on my wish list 👍

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bigemrg

@debs69 - They are Debra! Introduced three varieties to my garden this year but this was the only one to flower despite the other plants seeming much more vigorous, with lots more leaf growth! 😀

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mich

Good morning Ian that's so pretty! 😍🌸💗

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bigemrg

@mich - Good morning Michelle! Aren't they? 😀

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juliesgarden

💖💖💖 morning Ian 👍

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bigemrg

@juliesgarden - Good morning Julie! 😀

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Chester14

Good morning lan,always to find colour in the garden @bigemrg

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pelly

Morning Ian. 😊😊

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angiecrazycatlady

Morning Ian think I need some river Lilly's near my river 😄

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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! One of my River Lilies has finally opened! It's one of the stars of my weekly photo blog which can be viewed at the following link if you're interested - www.bigemrg.co.uk/blog/latest Have a great Friday everyone! 😀

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pelly

Morning Ian. Stunning photo as always. 😊 😊 @bigemrg

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bigemrg

@pelly - Good morning Jane! Thank you very much! 😀

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belindah

Beautiful.

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bigemrg

@belindah - Thank you Belinda! I think so too! 😀

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flof1952

Stunning photo Ian. Good morning to you.....enjoy your day @bigemrg :)

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bigemrg

@flof1952 - Good morning Pauline! Thank you! Enjoy your day too! 😀

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rachelbrooks

What a lovely way to start Friday! 👌🏼💕 good morning Ian ☀️

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bigemrg

@rachelbrooks - Aww! Good morning Rachel! Thank you! Hope you enjoy the day! 😀

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rachelbrooks

I'll try my best! 😁😁 you too! 👍🏼

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angiecrazycatlady

Morning Ian I've not seen a river Lily before it's beautiful 😊

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bigemrg

@angiecrazycatlady - Good morning Angie! They certainly are and make a great addition to the garden at this time of year! 😀

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