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bigemrg

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

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  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2019
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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! There's not much flowering in the garden at the moment, but these little Virginia #stock blooms are still popping up in quite a few places! Have a marvellous Monday everyone! 😀

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KelsiBriana

Beautiful photo, as always!

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bigemrg

@KelsiBriana - Thanks very much Kelsi! 😀

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jadojado29

Morning Ian @bigemrg well isn’t she a sweet little thing 💜. Hope you have a lovely start to the week Ian 👍

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anges

Morning ☺👋

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bigemrg

@jadojado29 - Good morning Suzie! She certainly is! I'm available for work again today but am hoping to get a couple of more days off before being deluged again! 😀

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bigemrg

@anges - Morning Ange! 😀

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juliesgarden

Morning ian 💜

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bigemrg

@juliesgarden - Good morning Julie! 😀

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godfreye

Good morning Ian pretty colour🤗

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bigemrg

@godfreye - Morning Enid! Yes, I'm never sure whether it's pink, lilac or purple! Definitely pretty though! 😀

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rachelbrooks

Very sweet 💜💛

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2018
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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! These Virginia Stock blooms have been making me smile all through winter, growing up through some cracks in my patio! I haven't got the heart to pull them out and am even thinking of scattering more seeds over the patio area! Have a marvellous Monday everyone! 😀 #virginiastock

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angiecrazycatlady

They are gorgeous I've not heard of them before. How big are they 😍

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bigemrg

@angiecrazycatlady - They're quite small flowers, just over 1cm in diameter, and they grow about 15-20cm tall! You can get a night scented variety that have a wonderful fragrance in the evening! 😀

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angiecrazycatlady

Oh I've heard of night scented stock I have some seeds I haven't down yet but they didn't look as pretty as yours on the packet I think they were doubles 😊

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juliesgarden

Oh wow , how pretty.💕💕

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bigemrg

@juliesgarden - Aren't they Julie? It would be a shame to pull them out! 😀

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juliesgarden

It’ll be a lovely pink carpet 💕💕👍

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jadojado29

Morning Ian @bigemrg Beautiful dainty flowers No don’t pull them out they are Gorgeous Ian 👌💕👍

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bigemrg

@jadojado29 - Morning Suzie! Don't worry, I'm going to leave them and weed around them! 😀

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kathy

So pretty glad you are leaving them 😍

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rachelbrooks

Morning. Such gorgeous little blooms! 🌸 yes scatter more! Nicer than the weeds that appear in mine 😉

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bigemrg

@kathy - Thanks Kathy! They're one of the only things flowering at the moment so I'd better leave them! Wish my Tulips would hurry up! 😀

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2018
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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! I was very surprised to see this Virginia Stock plant still flowering in a sheltered spot in the garden! It's just one of the images featuring in my weekly photo #blog which you can see at the following link if you're interested - www.bigemrg.co.uk/blog/latest Have a terrific Thursday everyone! 😀 #virginiastock #stock

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flof1952

Good morning Ian. Brilliant photo ......what a trooper heh. I have a SCABIOUS that has been flowering all winter too. Have a great day :))

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bigemrg

@flof1952 - Good morning Pauline! I just noticed new buds on one of my Scabious the other day! Hope you have a great day too! 😀

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juliesgarden

Morning Ian , I’ve got lobelia still going too 💜 have a good one 👍

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bigemrg

@juliesgarden - Morning Julie! There are definitely some strange goings on aren't there? Have a good one! 😀

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rachelbrooks

Very sweet 💜

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bigemrg

@rachelbrooks - They are pretty aren't they Rachel? 😀

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nessas

Ikle bikle flower 💜

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bigemrg

@nessas - 😀

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rachelbrooks

They are! 👍🏼☺️

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  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2017
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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! I can't believe that my self-seeded Virginia Stock plants are still flowering! Have a fabulous Friday everyone! 😀

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pelly

Morning Ian, how lovely is that 💜💜

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bigemrg

@pelly - Good morning Jane! Pretty aren't they? I've got quite a few little outbreaks around the garden! 😀

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pelly

It's great isn't it 😍😍

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Denise16

Morning Ian that’s lovely, I can’t wait to see some new life in the garden 🤗

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bigemrg

@Denise16 - Good morning Denise! Thanks! Yes, it's all looking a bit sad at the moment! An injection of spring colour will be nice! 😀

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Naomi126

👌📸👌

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bigemrg

@Naomi126 - 😀

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juliesgarden

Morning Ian, lovely 💜

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yodamama

Good morning lan have a good day 🙋🏻🐶

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bigemrg

@juliesgarden - Good morning Julie! It is isn't it? 😀

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bigemrg

@yodamama - Good morning June! You too! 😀

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2017
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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! My self seeded Virginia #stock is looking really pretty at the moment! It's even growing in the cracks of my patio and I haven't got the heart to pull it out! Have a fantastic bank holiday Monday everyone! 😀

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pelly

Morning again Ian. That is gorgeous 💙💜💙

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bigemrg

@pelly - Isn't it Jane? I've got the night scented ones to sow later in spring too! 😀

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junebensted

Self seeding in patio always looks fantastic . I spend hours though pulling out self seeded weeds and trying to keep the flowers . What one does to achieve that natural look !! 😂

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mikethegardener

@bigemrg Morning Ian. Enjoy your Bank Holiday. Another's great photo. Ever thought of getting your own calendar together? 😊

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lexijane

Good morning Ian. That's lovely 😊. Have a great day

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bigemrg

@junebensted - They do look natural June! Yes, will soon be on scrape and spray mission to remove the weedy little blighters! 😀

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bigemrg

@mikethegardener - Good morning Mike! Thank you! Yes, I used to offer a calendar for sale each year but I only do one for family and friends nowadays! Have a great bank holiday too! 😀

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bigemrg

@lexijane - Morning Lexi! Have a good one too! 😀

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christineb

Morning Ian , such a dainty flower , have a good 'un 😀

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jacq1075

Morning Ian, such a pretty one

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bigemrg

@christineb - Good morning Christine! Like little colourful twinkling stars! You too! 😀

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2017
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bigemrg

Good afternoon all! This was a nice surprise to have as I walked around the garden earlier! A self seeded Virginia #stock bloom enjoying the sunshine! Hope everyone is having a good day! 😀

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Keely

Blooming lovely 💜💜💜

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bigemrg

@Keely - They are indeed! I've got the night scented ones to sow later in the year! Can't wait to see what they smell like! 😀

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godfreye

Lovely flower Ian🤗

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yodamama

Beautiful 💙💙💙

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bigemrg

@godfreye - Thanks Enid! 😀

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bigemrg

@yodamama - Thank you June! 😀

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Chester14

Lovely photo Ian,striking colour @bigemrg

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linfoster

That's lovely 😊

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mich

Evening Ian what a lovely pic it's so pretty! 💜💙👌

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bigemrg

@Chester14 - Thank you! I love the colours too! 😀

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bigemrg

@linfoster - Thanks Lin! 😀

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2016
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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! Looks like the weather is going to be much better here today! Hope these pretty little #stock blooms make you smile! 😀

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Keely

Good morning how pretty made me smile, first time i've seen a dryish patio this morning lets see how it goes throughout the day Happy Wednesday have a good one 👍😁

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bigemrg

@Keely - Morning Keely! ☕ Sunny here at the moment! Am about to enjoy breakfast on the patio! Enjoy your day! 😀

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stephent

Morning!... Enjoy your day

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bigemrg

@stephent - Good morning Stephen! You too! 😀

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tiggrx

Weather forecast says rain all day here with the occasional storm in between! Hopefully they are wrong as usual.

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bigemrg

@tiggrx - Oh no! Just watched forecast here and no rain at all, so I hope they're right in my case! 😀

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tina

Aww what a pretty flower and a lovely morning to you it's dull here @bigemrg need sunshine

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bigemrg

@tina - Morning! I'll try sending some sunshine thoughts your way! 😀

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mikethegardener

Morning Ian. Sunny here too🌞🌞

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bigemrg

@mikethegardener - Morning Mike! Let's hope it stays that way! 😀

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juliesgarden

Morning all 50/50 on the weather today, enjoy your day everyone 👍👍💗

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