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bigemrg

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

Sempervivum Tectorum

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2019
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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! Tidied up my pot of #houseleek plants that had got a bit overgrown the other day! They're all looking rather healthy once again! Happy #succulentsunday everyone! 😀 #succulent #sempervivum

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flof1952

Good morning Ian. Does look very good having had a clean up. Happy Sunday 👋🙂🌵

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bigemrg

@flof1952 - Morning Pauline! Yes, giving them a spring clean has definitely done them some good! 😀

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godfreye

Good morning Ian I will have a look at mine after you started me off. sometimes I just forget about them🤗

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bigemrg

@godfreye - Morning Enid! Yes I often forget about mine too! It was the first clean out I've done of them for about three years! 😀

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cpl721

Good morning Ian, look very healthy! Beautiful plant!😍🌵

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bigemrg

@cpl721 - Hi Donna! Thank you! Was a bit nervous of cutting so much of them away but they seem indestructible and are putting on new growth already! 😀

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ukgardentags

@bigemrg such a great shot. I'm writing a press release on how succulents have become really popular on GardenTags. I'd love to include this photo in the press release and will ask them to credit you. Is this okay with you? I was going to use your username as the credit or would you prefer something else? Obvs no guarantee they use your photo and/or include a credit but I will make it clear on the release that's what they should do. Please let me know. 😀

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bigemrg

@ukgardentags - Thanks guys! Yes I'm okay with you using it! Username or real name is okay by me! 😀

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2019
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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! It's #succulentsunday time again and it won't be long before the #sempervivum are colouring up again! Have a super Sunday everyone! 😀 #houseleek #succulent

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anges

Morning ☺👋

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bigemrg

@anges - Morning Ange! 😀

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flof1952

Good morning Ian. Thank you and you too 👋☺

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bigemrg

@flof1952 - Good morning Pauline! 😀

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juliesgarden

Morning Ian ...looks like teeth !🤣🤣

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godfreye

Good morning Ian lovely sunny day🤗

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bigemrg

@juliesgarden - Morning Julie! Hehe! Hope they don't bite! 😀

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bigemrg

@godfreye - Morning Enid! Yes, it's lovely here too! Great for my Sunday morning photography jaunt around dad's garden! 😀

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2019
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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! It's #succulentsunday time again so here are some #houseleek blooms from last summer! Have a super Sunday everyone! 😀 #sempervivum

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juliesgarden

Morning Ian, great photo 👍☺️

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pelly

Morning Ian 😊😊

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anges

Good morning 👋☺ great photo 📷

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godfreye

Good morning Ian lovely picture🤗

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bigemrg

@juliesgarden - Good morning Julie! Thank you very much! 😀

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bigemrg

@pelly - Morning Jane! 😀

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bigemrg

@anges - Morning Ange! Thank you! 😀

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bigemrg

@godfreye - Morning Enid! Many thanks! 😀

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lovemygarden65

Beautiful 🧡💚🧡

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bigemrg

@lovemygarden65 - Thanks Marilyn! 😀

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2019
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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! Looking back to last spring for #succulentsunday this week, and a #macro shot of some colourful #sempervivum leaves! Have a super Sunday everyone! #houseleek

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pelly

Morning Ian, great shot. Have a great one too 👍👍

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bigemrg

@pelly - Good morning Jane! Thank you! Will do! 😀

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anges

Morning 👋😊, you too!

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Yollymac

Sensational photo #bestofjanuary

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godfreye

Good morning Ian great picture🤗

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bigemrg

@anges - Good morning Ange! 😀

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bigemrg

@Yollymac - Thanks very much! 😀

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bigemrg

@godfreye - Morning Enid and thank you! 😀

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Yollymac

You're welcome - its well deserved. 🤩

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richard.spicer.7906

Stunning! (Soz, just catching up from the weekend 🙄)

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bigemrg

@richard.spicer.7906 - Thanks Richard! Annoying when real life gets in the way isn't it? 😀

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  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2018
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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! Here's a #frost covered #sempervivum for this week's #succulentsunday tag challenge! Have a super Sunday everyone! 😀 #houseleek #frosty #macro

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juliesgarden

Morning Ian, great photo 👍

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mikethegardener

@bigemrg Morning Ian 👋

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bigemrg

@juliesgarden - Good morning Julie! Thank you very much! 😀

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@mikethegardener - Good morning Mike! 😀

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kathy

Lovely picture

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pauline33

Morning Ian love a frosty picture and that's a beauty 👌❄️❄️❤️

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harebell

Morning Ian 😊 beautiful

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treefrog44

Beautiful shot! Lovely colors! And sparkly frost ❄💚💜

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bigemrg

@kathy - Thanks Kathy! 😀

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bigemrg

@pauline33 - Evening Pauline! Thanks very much! Me too! 😀

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bigemrg

@harebell - Good evening Della! Thanks! 😀

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2017
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bigemrg

Good evening all! Haven't had much time for GTing this weekend as I've been trying to catch up on work projects! However, I couldn't let #succulentsunday pass by without a quick post! Hope you've all had a lovely weekend! 😀 #houseleek #sempervivum #succulent

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Keely

Evening Ian have a good week I will be trying out Wales next week and leaving the garden in the hands of the neighbour to water plants although 90℅ chance of rain on Tuesday so she may not have to. Hope it stays in Yorkshire 😄

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bigemrg

@Keely - Evening Keely! Going to be another busy one for me! Enjoy your week in Wales and hope the weather is good for you! 😀

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Keely

Thanks Ian 😊

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2017
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bigemrg

Good evening all! Thought I'd share how my pot of #sempervivum is coming along! They're safely tucked away in the growhouse until the chance of frost has passed and they seem to be enjoying it in there as they're multiplying! 😀 #houseleek

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bigemrg

@rachelbrooks - This is the terracotta pot I got from Homebase last year Rachel! 😀

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rachelbrooks

Ah that looks lovely 💚 I love the weathering on terracotta pots and I think it's the same as the ones I saw! 👍🏼

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bigemrg

@rachelbrooks - Yes, the weathering really gives them character! Even the little bit on this one makes it look so much better than when it was brand new! 😀

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titchyfra

It looks lovely and I think I have this pot too ☺️ I used to hate weathered terracotta I know better now 😂

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bigemrg

@titchyfra - Thanks Franca! I'm almost exclusively terracotta now - I'd even buy terracotta seed trays if I could! I wonder if you can get terracotta raised beds? 😀

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tina

👍👌

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bigemrg

@tina - 😀

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clustyroen

I almost asked if he was real Ian, but nah I wouldn't have thought he'd like Growmore 😂

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bigemrg

@clustyroen - Hehe! 😀

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nessas

Looks lovely Ian love terracotta pots bought some really old ones last year from a car boot sale they were the woman's granddad's you can tell the difference in the making of them 👌🏻

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bigemrg

@nessas - Thanks Vanessa! The old ones are really sturdy and heavy aren't they? You've got to be careful buying new ones nowadays in case they aren't frost proof! 😀

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  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2016
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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! I still haven't found the perfect pot for my #sempervivum plants but they seem to be doing well in their temporary home! Have a great day everyone! 😀 #succulentsunday #succulent

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ukjohnny

..a great pic

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christineb

Morning Ian , have a lovely day

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debs69

Morning Ian 🤓 the perfect pots are hard to find 😉 we could make this into a song 🎤🎤🎤

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angiecrazycatlady

Oh well back to the garden centre for you then or are you more of an online kind of shopper. Have a good day Ian 😄

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juliesgarden

Morning Ian, more shopping then 😍😍 , have a super Sunday !!👍

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Chester14

Good morning lan,have a great day @bigemrg

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Keely

Morning Ian glad they like it 😊 enjoy yr day

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jadojado29

Good morning Ian @bigemrg perhaps if they are happy they want to stay where they are. Hope you have a lovely Sunday 🙂

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pelly

Morning Ian. I'm sure your perseverance will pay off in the end. 😊😊

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yodamama

Good morning lan. Have a good day 🙋🏻

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nessas

Morning Ian perfect photo 👌🏻

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  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2016
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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! My latest project is going to be a large shallow terracotta bowl of #sempervivum plants! If only I could find the perfect pot! Have a great day everyone! #succulent

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yodamama

Good morning Ian. Have a good day 👋🏻

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bigemrg

@yodamama - Good morning June! You too! 😀

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angiecrazycatlady

Morning Ian sounds like a good excuse to spend the day at a garden centre I've got the traditional terracotta bowl but I've also used baskets & a colander 😄

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pelly

Morning Ian. Hope you get your pot. 😊😊

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bigemrg

@angiecrazycatlady - Good morning Angie! I think I'm off to the GC tomorrow morning! I've been toying with the idea of planting up some large metal coffee tins too, although not sure where they'd fit in! 😀

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bigemrg

@pelly - Good morning Jane! Thanks! I know exactly what I want but just haven't seen it yet! 😀

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juliesgarden

Morning Ian , hope your all better now , be careful at the GC 👍😂😂

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bigemrg

@juliesgarden - Good morning Julie! Nearly all better thanks! I'm always wary at the GC but things I never even dreamed of purchasing always seem to find their way past my defences! 😀

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mikethegardener

@bigemrg Morning Ian. Love Sempervivums. I have mine in shallow, round terracotta bowls. Hope you're back to 100% 😊

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debs69

Morning Ian 🤓 I am looking for a pot too as I want to make a table decoration but not found it yet. Good luck with your GC mission. Glad to hear you are on the mend. Take care 😉

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rachelbrooks

Morning Ian glad to hear you're getting better and good luck finding the perfect bowl! 👍🏼

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