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bigemrg

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

Nerine

  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2019
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bigemrg

Good evening all! It was nice to see the #nerine bulbs starting to do their stuff so early in the year! I wonder if they'll be earlier than November in flowering! 😀 #newgrowth

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kez001uk

Wow, they don’t flower til November 😯 I am trying them for the first time, not as far on as yours, but most have green sprouts 😛

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bigemrg

@kez001uk - Yes, they're quite late flowering bulbs Kerry, but well worth the wait! Good luck with yours! 😀

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pelly

Mine have lots of new growth now and I’m hoping they actually flower this year!! 👍👍

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bigemrg

@pelly - That's great Jane! Just make sure that the bulbs get lots of sun and don't let them get too wet and you should be fine! 😀

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pelly

I was going to put them in pots but now they’re growing I don’t want to disturb them so I’ll just keep my fingers crossed Ian 🤞🤞🤞

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bigemrg

@pelly - I grow all of mine in pots because I have heavy wet clay soil here! They do very well! Actually this is the first year I've not over wintered them under glass and they seem to be better off for it! 😀

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pelly

Do you think it would be safe to move them or should I wait until after (hopefully) flowering Ian? 🤔🤔

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bigemrg

@pelly - Hmm, that's a tricky one Jane! If it were me, I'd be tempted to move a couple into pots just to compare them against the ones in the ground! I guess it depends on how many you've got! 😀

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pelly

Around a dozen and that's a great idea thank you Ian 😍👍

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  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2019
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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! Not looking too far back for #flashbackfriday this week as the #nerine flowered well into December! I thought that the #pink ones looked particularly pretty! Have a fab Friday everyone! 😀

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johninbrighton

Fabulous photo.

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kathy

I’ve tried to grow these many times over the years, never been successful unfortunately, they are so lovely

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bigemrg

@johninbrighton - Thanks very much John! 😀

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angiecrazycatlady

Fabulous 😍

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bigemrg

@kathy - I struggled at first Kathy but I found that they thrive on neglect! They seem to like a gritty soil and don't like being wet at all! Don't completely bury the bulbs, leaving the top part exposed above the ground! Put them in full sun so the bulbs bake in the sun! Water infrequently and basically leave them alone! I've found they do best in plastic pots that retain heat! Hope this helps! 😀

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bigemrg

@angiecrazycatlady - Thanks Angie! 😀

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rachelbrooks

Beautiful flowers, love them. Can’t grow them but I love them!

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bigemrg

@rachelbrooks - They're gorgeous aren't they? Neglect seems to be a key factor in getting them to flower Rachel! 😀

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pelly

Morning Ian, I'm another one who doesn't seem to be able to succeed with them, but I'm going to take your advice and have another go, thank you. 👍😊

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kathy

The wet is the problem I think reading your comments, we get a lot of rain here! Maybe if I put them in a pot rather than in the garden I might get more success?

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juliesgarden

Think I might have buried mine reading this Ian 🤦‍♀️🤣🤣

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2017
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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! Can't believe that this #nerine is flowering already! It's normally not doing this until November! You can see more of it in my latest weekly photo #blog which can be found at the following link if you're interested - www.bigemrg.co.uk/blog/latest Have a fantastic Friday everyone! 😀 #pink

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flof1952

Good morning Ian ......how lovely. Must check mine just in case .......have a fab Friday :))

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bigemrg

@flof1952 - Good morning Pauline! I only just noticed buds a week ago, which tend to last for weeks if not months before they open! Enjoy your day too! 😀

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gauravsh6

Absolutely Beautiful

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flof1952

PS really enjoyed your blog Ian .....well done :))

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bigemrg

@gauravsh6 - Thank you! 😀

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bigemrg

@flof1952 - Thanks Pauline! Glad you enjoyed it! 😀

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pauline33

Morning Ian beautiful picture as usual 👌have a lovely day 😊😍

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bigemrg

@pauline33 - Morning Pauline! Aww, thank you! Have a lovely day yourself! 😀

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christineb

Morning Ian , great blog, stunning pics as usual👌 have a great day 😀

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bigemrg

@christineb - Good morning Christine! Thank you very much! Have a great day too! 😀

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daisy-jane

Morning Ian cracking shot 😊👍👍

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2016
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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! My #white #nerine Bowdenii is standing up well to the current cold spell! Still waiting patiently for my pink ones to arrive though! Have a great start to the week everyone! 😀

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Keely

Morning Ian good to see some still going 👍 have a good day

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SikoMa

Delicate and lovely😍 Goodnight Ian. Hope you have a wonderful day😄

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bigemrg

@Keely - Good morning Keely! Yes, it's nice to see a few flowers still up for it! 😀

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bigemrg

@SikoMa - Thanks Dar! Goodnight to you! 😀

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mikethegardener

@bigemrg @Keely @SikoMa Morning Ian & Keely. Hope you're both good? Night Dar. Hope you've had a great weekend 😊😊😊

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jaynehynesburton

Moring Ian. Great photo as always 😊

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yodamama

Good morning lan have a great day 😀

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flof1952

Stunning photo Ian.......my pink ones are almost in full flower now. Enjoy your day @bigemrg :)

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pelly

Morning Ian. 😊

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bigemrg

@mikethegardener - Morning Mike! Good thanks! Working again this morning but planning on taking the afternoon off! 😀

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bigemrg

@jaynehynesburton - Good morning Jayne! Thanks very much! 😀

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2016
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bigemrg

Good afternoon all! I can't believe that my #nerine has chosen today of all days to finally open! It has been blown about by strong winds, battered by torrential rain, and is currently being weighed down by raindrops! Oh well! 😀

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pelly

And still shines out Ian. 😊

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janric

She certainly does 😄

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rachelbrooks

Well, rain or shine she is a beauty 👌🏼 love the frilly edges of the petals 💕

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bigemrg

@pelly - I think so too Jane! 😀

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bigemrg

@janric - Indeed! You snuck in a comment while I was replying to Jane! 😀

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bigemrg

@rachelbrooks - Thanks Rachel! Me too! 😀

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susieg

You know the old saying treat em mean to keep em keen!

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franshinegee

Beautiful!😍

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bigemrg

@susieg - Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger I guess! 😀

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bigemrg

@franshinegee - Thanks Franny! 😀

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susieg

Totes BigMrG totes!

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2016
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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! Very excited to see that my #nerine is almost ready to bloom! This is just one of the nature images to feature in my weekly photo #blog this week! You can see the article at the following link if you're interested - www.bigemrg.co.uk/blog/latest Have a great day everyone! 😀

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yodamama

Good morning Ian have a good day 🙋🏻

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bigemrg

@yodamama - Good morning June! Will do, off to the GC later this morning! Have a good one too! 😀

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pelly

Good morning Ian. 😊

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bigemrg

@pelly - Good morning Jane! 😀

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flof1952

Good morning Ian.......treated myself to one of these a few years ago. Fascinating flowers......still in bud as we speak. Enjoy your day @bigemrg :)

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daisy-jane

Morning Ian and what a beautiful pic 😊

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bigemrg

@flof1952 - Good morning Pauline! Great aren't they? Difficult though! This is the first year I've had more than one flower! Have a good one too! 😀

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bigemrg

@daisy-jane - Good morning Jane! Thank you! 😀

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Chester14

Have a good day Ian

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juliesgarden

Morning Ian ,!i really must get these !! Be careful at the GC, it's a dangerous place 😜😂😂

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bigemrg

You too @Chester14 😀

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bigemrg

Woohoo! I suspect I'm more excited than I should be over this #autumn arrival! I've grown #nerine #bowdenii bulbs for the last couple of years and this is the first flower bud I've ever had! Fingers crossed it will develop into a beautiful bloom! 😀

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bigemrg

@richard.spicer.7906 - Look what I found this morning! 😀

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vec

You're allowed to be excited 😁😁😁

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katgreen

Exciting stuff, keep us all updated 👍😆

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godfreye

That's great Ian you must be really pleased 🤗

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bigemrg

@vec - Thanks Julie! 😀

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bigemrg

@katgreen - Will do, thanks! 😀

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richard.spicer.7906

Woohoo 🙌🏼😀 , great news! I've found some more myself this morning so looks like we're both in for a treat

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bigemrg

@godfreye - I'm over the moon Enid! Been looking for buds for the past month! Loads of lush green leaves but nothing else! Then this morning I find this beauty! 😀

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bigemrg

@richard.spicer.7906 - That's fantastic Richard! If I find another one I'm not sure my excitement level has another notch at the moment! 😀

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tina

I will have to look at my but first need to overwinter some plants then might see them it's like a jungle. Didn't except my nwe plug plants go so tall 😂😂

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bigemrg

@tina - Tell me about it! My delphinium plugs I bought to flower next year are now five feet high and full of flowers! 😀

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