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bigemrg

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

Lathyrus Odoratus 'Midnight Blues' (Mix)

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2019
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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! I'm having a #flashbackfriday moment remembering the #sweetpea blooms! This 'Midnight Blue' variety was much lighter than I'd expected but was still very pretty! Have a fab Friday everyone! 😀 #blue

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pelly

Morning Ian, what a gorgeous colour 💙💙

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bigemrg

@pelly - Good morning Jane! Not quite what I expected but still rather nice! 😀

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anges

Morning Ian 💜👋 another great photo 😀

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bigemrg

@anges - Morning Ange! Well thank you very much! 😀

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kathy

Morning Ian, still a lovely colour

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anges

You're welcome & thanks to you too 😀👍

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bigemrg

@kathy - Good morning Kathy! I agree! I thought they were nicer than the few dark ones that flowered! 😀

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flof1952

Good morning Ian. It's the smell of them that I miss ....super photo. Have a great day 👋🙂

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bigemrg

@flof1952 - Good morning Pauline! Thank you! Yes they have a love fragrance haven't they? Enjoy your day too! 😀

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pauline33

Morning Ian beautiful sweet pea 😊💙

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juliesgarden

Morning Ian, lovely colour , I love their perfume 💙

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2018
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bigemrg

Last one! Thought I'd post an update on my #sweetpea 'Midnight Blue' plants which are really taking off at the moment! 😀

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jadojado29

Whoo hoo Ian @bigemrg they look Brill I must post a pic of mine think only 2 haven’t taken so pleased with the result of putting them in the fridge thanks for the info 👍

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bigemrg

@jadojado29 - They're not bad are they Suzie! Even most of my 'Pink Pearl' seeds have finally germinated too! 😀

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jadojado29

I have got some dwarf sweet pea ‘Little Sweetheart’ only got them the other day, I’m soaking these ones Ian @bigemrg as think it would take to long in the fridge so fingers crossed I’m not to late sowing them it does say up until May 👍

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bigemrg

@jadojado29 - Think you'll be okay with them Suzie! Dad only sowed some last week after soaking seeds for a couple of days and his first seedlings popped up today! 😀

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jadojado29

That’s good to know Ian @bigemrg thanks for info 👍

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godfreye

Looking really good Ian🤗

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bigemrg

@godfreye - Thanks Enid! 😀

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rachelbrooks

Woohoo! 👍🏼👍🏼

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bigemrg

@rachelbrooks - 😀

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pelly

They’re looking great Ian 👍👍

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bigemrg

@pelly - Thanks very much Jane! 😀

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2018
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bigemrg

Meanwhile, my Sweet Pea 'Midnight Blue' seedlings are rocketing away! 😀 #sweetpea #seedling

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columbiariver

Perfect plants Ian. Just lovely.

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bigemrg

@columbiariver - They look great don't they Laura? Can't believe how much they've grown in a week! 😀

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columbiariver

Can't wait to see them bloom!

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bigemrg

@columbiariver - Me too, although there's a way to go yet! 😀

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jennlamaye

They look incredible!

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jennlamaye

Are they indoors or outdoors?

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bigemrg

@jennlamaye - Thanks Jenn! At the moment they're in a propagator inside my growhouse, but they're getting too tall for the propagator so will be out of that soon! 😀

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jennlamaye

Nice! They look so full! Mine are lanky.

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bigemrg

@jennlamaye - Once they've produced a couple of sets of leaves you can pinch the growing tip out and they should bush out more! 😀

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Keely

Looking fabulous 💖💜💖💜

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bigemrg

@Keely - Thanks Keely, I'm really pleased with them! Hope I can keep them alive until it's time to plant them out! 😀

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2018
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bigemrg

Good afternoon all! We have lift off! My #sweetpea 'Midnight Blue' seeds are on their way! 😀

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bigemrg

@debrascott - Hehe! Copy that Debra! 😀

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jendren

Looking good Ian. I tried the germinate them in the hot press method and forgot about them do mine are a bit leggy but I’m sure it will sort itself out when I nip them out 😂

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bigemrg

@jendren - Thanks Nicola! I'm sure yours will be fine once you've nipped them out! 😀

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bigemrg

@jadojado29 - Here's my update Suzie! 😀

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jadojado29

Going Great guns Ian @bigemrg just posted a pic of mine that I am doing on your advice 👍 Oh and have been saving all my cardboard tubes after seeing your posts 👍

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jadojado29

😂😂😂 Ian @bigemrg we keep crossing on our comments so funny 😂

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bigemrg

@jadojado29 - Hehe! I've been posting on your pic while you've been posting on mine! 😁

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jadojado29

😂😂 there you go again Ian @bigemrg 😂

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bigemrg

@jadojado29 - Hahaha! 😁😁😁

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jadojado29

Going to pick your brains Ian @bigemrg have you put mor than one seed in the tubes? And it looks like you have just filled the tubes and stood them on a tray? Last question have you put them in a greenhouse ? Only a couple of questions Ian Cheers 👍

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bigemrg

@jadojado29 - Yes, I put two seeds per tube, about 1cm deep! Tubes were first stood in a layer compost to help keep them upright and then filled! They're inside a propagator to keep the environment moist and also inside my growhouse - but I'll be taking the lid off the propagator when they get a couple of inches tall and propping them up with a stick until they need pinching out! I'm also planning on planting the whole tube when the time comes! 😀

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