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bigemrg

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

Scilla peruviana

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2019
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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! This has to be my favourite plant in the garden at the moment, if not my favourite of all time! I just love their fantastic flowers! Have a magnificent Monday everyone! 😀 #scilla #squill #scillaperuviana #blue

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pelly

Morning Ian, they are very beautiful 💜💙

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Keely

Morning Ian do love these 💜💛💜

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bigemrg

@pelly - Good morning Jane! Aren't they just? Such a statement plant too! 😀

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bigemrg

@Keely - Morning Keely! They're so easy to grow too, and a lot hardier than you'd think! 😀

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anges

Morning 😊👋

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bigemrg

@anges - Morning Ange! 😀

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kylers

Gorgeous photo!

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Morning Ian I can tell why...💙

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rachelbrooks

Beautiful! I always forget to get some of these! Remember you posting them a couple of years back and being amazed by them! Must get some!

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Keely

That's good to know Ian I've always fancied one 😄

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juliesgarden

Morning Ian ...💙💙💙

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2019
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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! Won't be long now before the Portuguese Squill bursts into bloom! Have a super Saturday everyone! 😀 #scillaperuviana #scilla #squill #macro

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AlisaJ

Love the textures you’ve captured Ian 💜💚

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bigemrg

@AlisaJ - Thanks Alisa! It's a remarkable looking plant! 😀

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pelly

Morning Ian 💜💚

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bigemrg

@pelly - Good morning Jane! 😀

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anges

Morning Ian, have a lovely weekend 💜💚💜

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Morning Ian super shot...💜👌🏼

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valjones-hughes

What a shot Ian! Good morning to you too.

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mrsflowerpot

Wow! Love that Ian! 💜💙💚💜💙💚💜💙💚

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juliesgarden

Morning Ian ...fab shot 💜

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bigemrg

@anges - Morning Ange! You too! 😀

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bigemrg

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom - Good morning Elaine! Thank you! 😀

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2018
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bigemrg

Good afternoon all! I was so pleased to see my Portuguese #squill #bulbs hadn't been effected by being under six inches of snow! Anybody else noticing strange goings on in the app today? 😀 #scilla #bulb

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pelly

That's good news, they're lovely. I've found it a bit slow at times but I thought it was my internet, what problem have you had Ian? 🤔🤔

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bigemrg

@pelly - Keep losing connection, notifications go quiet - then I get 10 at once, like and comment counts are always 0 or 1 on the main stream, the popular stream is stuck, err, and a few others I can't remember off the top of my head! 😀

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pelly

No, no problems like that Ian. 😞😞

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sieveheadsarah

Yep, likes are not showing up in the actual post or feed & no comments are showing in the feed. #ukgardentags

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bigemrg

@pelly - I thought it must just be me but apparently Sarah @sieveheadsarah is having similar issues! 😀 @ukgardentags

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ukgardentags

@bigemrg @sieveheadsarah @pelly thanks for letting us know. We’ll take a look 👀 🙂

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bigemrg

Thanks @ukgardentags - Good luck! 😀

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jadojado29

Evening Ian @bigemrg Yep it doesn’t seem to be updating on posts likes etc so looks like the Gremlins are about 😏

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bigemrg

@jadojado29 - Evening Suzie! It has started taking likes away from me now! 😀

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gauravsh6

Cuties

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bigemrg

@gauravsh6 - Aren't they? 😀

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2018
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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! Okay, I'm officially fed up with this cold white stuff now so I'm having a #flashbackfriday to last spring where my Scilla Peruviana was looking fabulous! Have a fantastic Friday everyone and try not to freeze! 😀 #blue #scilla

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jaynehynesburton

Morning Ian, fab photo 😁

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bigemrg

@jaynehynesburton - Thanks Jayne and good morning to you! 😀

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Keely

Morning Ian gawjus colours

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bigemrg

@Keely - Morning Keely! Definitely! Was my favourite flower from last year! 😀

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pelly

I remember admiring these last year Ian. I didn’t get them, but I did get the Siberian ones. 😍😍

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bigemrg

@pelly - They certainly look spectacular when in full bloom Jane! The bulbs are quite spectacular too, being the size of a light bulb! 😀

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juliesgarden

Oh me too Ian , feel trapped now 😱 not much longer I hope , stay warm ☺️

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bigemrg

@juliesgarden - That's a great way of describing it Julie! Hopefully it'll all be gone by next week! 😀

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jadojado29

Morning Ian @bigemrg Fabulous pic & what a Gorgeous colour 😍. Agree with you a day is enough with this weather can cope with that but it’s been to long now hopefully by the weekend it will start to disappear & just leave the cold I can cope with the cold but not all this ❄️. Stay warm Ian I’m having another pj day seem to be having slot of those recently ☕️😂

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nessas

Fabulous Mr stay warm 👍🏻👍🏻

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bigemrg

@jadojado29 - Good morning Suzie! Thank you! Yeah, I know what you mean! Don't mind the cold either, just not keen on snow and ice! I'm planning on walking to the pub this afternoon! Hope they've got a fire going! 😀

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2017
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bigemrg

Good afternoon GTers! Brrr, it's chilly out there today! Here's a shot of my favourite flower from this year, which I was very apprehensive about growing when I received the bulbs from a friend! So, I guess my best #advice would be to try growing something new, you never know, you might surprise yourself! 😀

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rachelbrooks

I remember you getting these and they turned out lovely! That’s great advice...although not everything I tried this year turned out as lovely as these! 😁

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bigemrg

@rachelbrooks - Thanks Rachel! I must admit that I had my fair share of disappointments, but they only served to educate me of the mistakes I made! These were definitely the high point of the year though! 😀

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charlottejhurst

I think I have these. they are lovely 😚

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rachelbrooks

At least we tried...and that’s the important thing 👍🏼

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bigemrg

@charlottejhurst - They certainly are Charlotte! The bulbs are the biggest I've ever seen, at between four and five inches long! They're more likely light bulbs than plant bulbs! lol 💡😁

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bigemrg

@rachelbrooks - Definitely! 😀

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charlottejhurst

Hilliers had them and grew the bulbs against one of those lovely trees with the bronze flaky bark. they looked stunning

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bigemrg

@charlottejhurst - Oh, I bet they did! 😀

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riakat

What a beauty! 😍 Great piece of advice, Ian, something I’ll follow for 2018 👍

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bigemrg

@riakat - Thanks Elisa! I'm planning on following it myself! 😀

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terrimclaughlin

Hello I been off GT for awhile. Had to come and say hello and hope your holidays were good. What a great looking flower!! I love having alittle color at this time of year👍🏻🤗😊💕

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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! My Portuguese #squill has hit its peak and is just going over! What a beautiful and unusual flower it has been to grow! I hope it returns next year! Have a super Saturday everyone! 😀 #blue #scilla

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vinny100

Now that is stunning

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bigemrg

@vinny100 - Thanks Gary! If you can get hold of the bulbs I'd definitely recommend growing them! 😀

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flof1952

Good morning Ian ......how beautiful. Might try these next year ......enjoy your day :)

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vinny100

Im already looking for them Ian 😁 @bigemrg

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bigemrg

@flof1952 - Good morning Pauline! Thank you! You must! You too! 😀

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bigemrg

@vinny100 - Haha! Good luck! 😀

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jaynehynesburton

Fabulous Photo Ian 😊

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bigemrg

@jaynehynesburton - Thanks very much Jayne! 😀

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Keely

Morning Ian its a beauty 💜💙💜 enjoy your day 😆

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jadojado29

Morning Ian @bigemrg on this absolutely Glorious day. Such Amazing.g flowers & wonderful colours 😍 👌hope you have a Fab day 🌞

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kathy

💙👌🏻👏🏻

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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! It's my first time growing Portuguese #squill and they certainly haven't disappointed! This is just one of the images in my weekly photo #blog which you can see at the following link if you're interested - www.bigemrg.co.uk/blog/latest Have fantastic day everyone! 😀 #blue #scilla

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jaynehynesburton

Morning Ian. Fab photo. Enjoy your day 😀

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bigemrg

@jaynehynesburton - Thanks Jayne and good morning to you! Enjoy your day too! 😀

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vec

Morning Ian, that's gorgeous 💙

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greenfinger14

Oh my that's beautiful 😍

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bigemrg

@vec - Good morning Julie! It certainly is! Thank you! 😀

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bigemrg

@greenfinger14 - Thanks Melanie, I'm over the moon with how these bulbs have turned out as they were a gift from a friend! 😀

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pelly

Morning Ian, that's lovely, have a great day 💙💙💙

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bigemrg

@pelly - Good morning Jane! Isn't it? You too! 😀

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greenfinger14

I wud be over the moon to Ian 😊

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Keely

Morning Ian its lovely 💜💙💜💙 do you want to swop it for a lovely red poppy 😂😂😂

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bigemrg

@greenfinger14 - Thanks Melanie! 😀

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2017
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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! I'm getting very excited about the progress of my Portuguese #squill blooms! They're one of the stars of my photo #blog this week which you can see at the following link if you're interested - www.bigemrg.co.uk/blog/latest Have a great day everyone! 😀 #scilla #blue

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MelanieAt

Have a great day @bigemrg ! I'm going to bed in my part of the world. ☀️🌚

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bigemrg

@MelanieAt - Night night Melanie! Coming up on 5am here but far too muggy to sleep! 😀

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cottagegardendave

Morning, yeah I don't sleep well in hot weather either. This is supposed to be a day off for me today and I'm still up at the crack of dawn 😬😆.

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Keely

Morning Ian excited for you too 💜💙💜💙 have a good day

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pelly

Morning Ian 💙💙💙

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flof1952

Good morning Ian ......your excitement is not surprising. How beautiful that is so far. Have a super day :)

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suerichards

Beautiful Ian 💕

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titchyfra

Morning, they are little stars ✨ gorgeous

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jadojado29

Morning Ian @bigemrg stunning have added to my wish list that is getting ever bigger will need a bigger garden to fit it all in, but this one is a must 👌. Hope you have a lovely day Ian ☺

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lexijane

Good morning Ian. Have a great day 😊

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Naomi126

👌📸👌

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2017
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bigemrg

Good evening all! Finally it stopped raining so I spent the whole day in the garden! Got lots done and my growhouse is almost empty! Can't wait for this Portuguese Squill to open! Shouldn't be too much longer now! Oh, and it's now raining again! 😀

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pelly

Evening Ian, you must feel great at having achieved so much. It was glorious here until around 7pm then the rain started and is forecast for the next 24hrs. 🌨🌨🌨

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rachelbrooks

Evening Ian, what an amazing looking bud! glad you had some respite from the rain and sounds like you certainly made the most of it! 👍🏼 absolutely chucking it down here again all afternoon! 😏

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bigemrg

@pelly - Evening Jane! Feel great but ache all over! lol Started drizzling at about 4pm but I worked on until it got too heavy at about 6pm! Hope it dries up soon for you! 😀

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bigemrg

@rachelbrooks - Evening Rachel! Should be quite a spectacular flower when it arrives! Yes, had the longest day in the garden for quite a while! 😀

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christineb

Evening Ian, sounds like you've had a productive day 😀 beautiful pic 👌

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lovemygarden65

Fabulous pic 💜💚💜

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pelly

You too Ian 😊😊😊

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bigemrg

@christineb - Evening Christine! I certainly have! My aching limbs can attest to that! 😀

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bigemrg

@lovemygarden65 - Thanks Marilyn! 😀

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jadojado29

Evening Ian @bigemrg a productive day you have had in the garden 👍. Been raining here nearly all day still is forecast to carry on into tomorrow would like it to stop now my water butt is full to the rim 👍. Think you need a nice relaxing night watching your fish & a cuppa ☕

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bigemrg

@jadojado29 - Evening Suzie! Very productive! I'm way ahead of you! Already got my feet up and on my second glass of JD watching the footy! I shall sleep well tonight! 😀

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2016
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bigemrg

Good evening all! This is the last upload for now! These #scilla Peruviana bulbs were a gift from a friend that I design book covers for! He brought them back from the Scilly Isles and thought I may be able to grow them! They are by far the biggest bulbs I've ever seen at nearly five inches in height! Hope I can do them justice! 😀

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juliesgarden

Wow they're huge 😳

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angiecrazycatlady

Good luck can't wait to see photos of them next summer 😊

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jaynehynesburton

You can do it Ian 😊@bigemrg

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bigemrg

@juliesgarden - They are Julie! Seriously huge! Needed to be planted four inches deep too so I struggled to find a pot big enough! 😀

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pelly

Have you see the faces in them Ian? @bigemrg

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bigemrg

@angiecrazycatlady - Thanks Angie! I'll definitely be posting them if they grow! Watch this space! 😀

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bigemrg

@jaynehynesburton - Aww! Thanks Jayne! 😀

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susieg

Lucky you! I've just googled them and they look fab! 🤗

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bigemrg

@pelly - Hehe! I hadn't until you mentioned them Jane! Spooky! 👻

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bigemrg

@susieg - Thanks Susie! Yes they look great don't they? 😀

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susieg

Really cool 👍🏻

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2016
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bigemrg

Been spring bulb planting this afternoon so am just uploading a few images to get the plants in the database! These are #scilla Peruviana planted on one layer! 😀

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rachelbrooks

Never heard of these...🤔just had a look and I like 'em! 💜😊

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bigemrg

@rachelbrooks - I hadn't heard of them either Rachel! They were a gift from a friend who brought them from the Scilly Isles! 😀

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rachelbrooks

Nice gift! Nice friend! ☺️

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bigemrg

@rachelbrooks - It was and he is! He's put the pressure on though! 😀

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rachelbrooks

Uh oh! 🙊🙈 it'll be fabulous! 👍🏼👏🏼

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bigemrg

@rachelbrooks - I really hope so! 😀

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