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bigemrg

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

Verbascum x hybrida 'Southern Charm'

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2018
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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! I love the intricate details at the centre of these #verbascum 'Southern Charm' flowers! Have a terrific Tuesday everyone! 😀 #mullein

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pelly

Morning Ian, I love how the camera picks up the details we miss with the eyes. That’s amazing 💕💜

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Emma915Jones

Gorgeous

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bigemrg

@pelly - Good morning Jane! You've just hit on the reason I find macro photography so compelling! 😀

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bigemrg

@Emma915Jones - Thanks Emma! 😀

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flof1952

Good morning Ian. How amazing is that ....so intricate. Enjoy your day 👋☺👌

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cotehow

What a cracker!! 👏👏👏

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pelly

Me too Ian, I need to invest in a new camera though 👍👍

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bigemrg

@flof1952 - Good morning Pauline! Isn't nature wonderful? Have a good one too! 😀

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bigemrg

@cotehow - Thanks Steve! 😀

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juliesgarden

Morning Ian , fabulous shot , have a fab day 👍

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bigemrg

@juliesgarden - Good morning Julie! Thank you! You too! 😀

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2018
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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! It's Friday, so it must be time for another #flashbackfriday post! This week I'm travelling back to last summer for a look at a very pretty #verbascum 'Southern Charm' bloom! Have a fabulous Friday everyone! 😀

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pelly

Morning Ian, what a beautiful flower. You have a great one too. 🌸🌸

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bigemrg

@pelly - Morning Jane! Thank you, will do! 😀

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jadojado29

Morning Ian @bigemrg Gorgeous flower looks so delicate 💕. Hope you have a lovely day Ian 😀

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bigemrg

@jadojado29 - Good morning Suzie! Thanks! Have a good one too! 😀

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juliesgarden

Morning Ian, that’s a pretty one 💕, have a great day 👍

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bigemrg

@juliesgarden - Good morning Julie! Isn't it? Enjoy your day too! 😀

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Emma915Jones

Oh that’s lovely x

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kathy

Love the delicate colour

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christineb

Morning Ian , have a super day 😊

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bigemrg

@Emma915Jones - Thanks Emma! 😀

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bigemrg

@kathy - I love the colour of this variety too! 😀

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2016
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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! I cut back this #verbascum a couple of weeks ago when it finished flowering and it has rewarded me with another flush of flowers! Have a great day everyone! 😀

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TheGardenWife

Fab 👍 I like it when they go all badass after a hack 😊

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debs69

Morning 👍 bonus blooms

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yodamama

Good morning Ian 👋🏻

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juliesgarden

Morning Ian , fab photo 👌

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flof1952

Good morning Ian.......WOW that's a beauty. Think I might try that with mine.....enjoy your day @bigemrg :)

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christineb

Morning Ian , very pretty have a super duper day 😊

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rachelbrooks

Good morning ☀️and don't you just love it when that happens?! 🌸👍🏼@bigemrg

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vec

Morning Ian, great to get a second flush 💕

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kathy

Gorgeous plants respond so well

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pauline33

Beauty 👏💞

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godfreye

Good morning Ian beautiful day. Pretty flower🤗

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2016
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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! My second #verbascum 'Southern Charm' has recovered after the storms last week! Enjoy your day everyone! 😀

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rusty

Good morning Ian! Oh, I'm glad it did survive. I love it. Do snails like it? It may have to go on my #rustywants list 😀

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bigemrg

@rusty - Morning Sandra! Me too! Haven't had any slug or snail problems but I'm quite vigilant with pellet application! I'd definitely recommend it as it looks so beautiful! 😀

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Keely

Amazing the fight in plants. 🙌 morning have a good one 👍

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rusty

Thanks Ian👍 It's now on my 'search for at the weekend' list. ☺😁

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bigemrg

@Keely - Good morning Keely! You're right, I thought it was a gonner last week! Enjoy your day too! 😀

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debs69

Morning 👍 very pretty 💕 have a good day 😉

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bigemrg

@debs69 - Morning Debra! You too! 😀

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flof1952

@bigemrg .........Good morning Ian. Such a beauty.....enjoy your day :)

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bigemrg

@flof1952 - Good morning Pauline! Yes, it's a real charmer! Enjoy your day also! 😀

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nessas

Morning @bigemrg stunning, I've lost 3 of these the dogs didn't like them and dug them up 😂😂😂

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bigemrg

@nessas - Good morning! Oh no nightmare! Bad pooches! 😀

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2016
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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! Was really pleased to see the return of my #verbascum 'Southern Charm' yesterday but after a night of thunderstorms and torrential rain I'll be lucky if anything has survived! Hope you have a wonderful day! 😀

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beckers1974

Beautiful! I'm missing this colour in my collection! Only got 2/3

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Squares

Good morning :) love verbascum

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bigemrg

@beckers1974 - This is my only variety and I didn't expect it to return as it was in a pot hidden below a bush!

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bigemrg

@Squares - Good morning Sarah! Me too! Must think about getting some more! 😀

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beckers1974

I bought 24 plugs, wondered where I was going to put them all and gave loads away! Bet they were this shade! 😣

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bigemrg

@beckers1974 - Sod's law says they were! 😀

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charlottejhurst

I love verbal cum. I haven't been able to grow them. But they are lovely plants.... one day

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charlottejhurst

No no no! 😶😶😶😶verbascum

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bigemrg

@charlottejhurst - Hehe! Auto correct strikes again! Yes they are lovely! Already planning more for next year! 😀

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charlottejhurst

Apologies Ian @bigemrg . I'm blushing yet laughing

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bigemrg

@charlottejhurst - No problem! Laughing here! 😀

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