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carolecuttingitfine

Mother of 4 and enthusiastic novice gardener trying to tame an inherited wilderness in rural Devon - all advice/help gratefully received😀

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carolecuttingitfine

More tequila tulips at sunset yesterday #sundowner 🍹 🌅🌷

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awomanonabike

That brings back memories... and not of tulips 😉😂

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pelly

Oh that's beautiful 🌺🌺

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jeatacake

Beautiful colour

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carolecuttingitfine

Another #tulip and hopefully a better day... have a wonderful weekend everyone 😊

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juliesgarden

Morning Carole ... ❤️💛

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carolecuttingitfine

Morning @juliesgarden 👋😊

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flof1952

Morning Carole. Thank you and you too 👋🙂

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rachelbrooks

Ooh like that one. Looks like a Tequila Sunrise! 🍹🌅

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carolecuttingitfine

Ohh welcome to the weekend #nevertooearly 🍹 @rachelbrooks 😉😂

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rachelbrooks

Well it has got sunrise in the name! 🙊😉👍🏼

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suerichards

Gorgeous colours 💛🧡🍸

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carolecuttingitfine

This little beauty made an appearance in the sun yesterday 🌷 I hope everyone has a lovely Mothering Sunday, not always an easy day for those with out their mum however young or old, days like these accentuate the loss so take care lovely people 💔💐

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jaynehynesburton

They certainly do Carole, I'll be thinking of you today and others 😘

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carolecuttingitfine

Awh bless you @jaynehynesburton I was thinking of you as well as a couple of others while I wrote that, hope you have a good day with your family 😘

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jaynehynesburton

You too Sweetie, that gorgeous little boy must bring you lots of comfort, love his little face 😘

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carolecuttingitfine

Yes @jaynehynesburton having him to raise and care for literally gets us through each day.. and the garden as a reprieve obviously.. you are attacking yours and making phenomenal progress- such great therapy!

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jaynehynesburton

Keeps you young having a little one. Oh yes my garden, I'm a shadow of my former self Carole and lost 1/2 a stone since moving in on 14 Feb, so enjoying it though 😘

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carolecuttingitfine

Goodness @jaynehynesburton you didn’t have half a stone to loose, but if you want to know where it’s I think I’ve got it 😉

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carolecuttingitfine

Yeah the #tulips are beginning to open! Have a fab Friday everyone 😊🌷😊🌷😊

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pelly

Great isn’t it, have a fab one too 💞💞

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junebensted

Superbe

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juliesgarden

Yay and it’s pink 💕😆👍 have a fab day Hun 😘

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Simply stunning....I think we’re gonna see some beauties in the coming weeks..

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anges

Beautiful 💗

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angiecrazycatlady

Now that's a pretty one 😍

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suerichards

Very pretty 💕

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carolecuttingitfine

What a difference a bit of sunshine makes - the #tulips opened up and looked fabby 🌷#tuliptuesday 😊

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juliesgarden

Doesn’t it just ! Morning Carole ❤️❤️😘

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carolecuttingitfine

Morning @juliesgarden 👋 hope it’s gorgeous with you!

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juliesgarden

👍🏻👍🏻😘☀️

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matewe

Beautiful pic

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carolecuttingitfine

#classic #tulip nearly ready to burst open, looks like it’s going to be a fabulous sunny gardening Sunday

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juliesgarden

Yaay , love tulips 🌷, have a lovely day Carole 😘

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carolecuttingitfine

You too @juliesgarden 😘

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gemsgarden

So pretty can't wait till mine have grown 😁

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Naomi126

👌📸👌

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carolecuttingitfine

Loving the traditional colours of these tulips - have a lovely #tuliptuesday everyone 🌷🌷🌷🌷

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lovemygarden65

Beautiful ❤️💛🧡

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carolecuttingitfine

#tuliptuesday loving the #colourcombo of these two - have a terrific Tuesday everyone 🌷🌷🌷🌷

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greenfinger14

Gorgeous N morning 👋

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rachelbrooks

Perfect together! 🌷💕

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nessas

Perfection 💟

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lovemygarden65

Beautiful 💜💞💜

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Muzz67

Just lovely 😁

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brightcolours

Ooh! 💜

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carolecuttingitfine

Thank you lovelies @brightcolours @Muzz67 @lovemygarden65 @nessas @rachelbrooks and @greenfinger14 😊😊

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lexijane

Lovely picture with the water droplets 💜💜

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carolecuttingitfine

Thank you @lexijane unfortunately a lot of my pictures will have waterdroplets in them 💦 💦 💦 such a shame after a beautiful weekend

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lexijane

Water on plants makes fantastic photos though. I know what you mean about the weather. We haven’t had the rain yet but expect it’ll come tomorrow

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plants

Beautiful photo 📷👏👏👏and flowers

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carolecuttingitfine

Another #tulip enjoying the sun 🌞 have a super sunny Saturday everyone 🌷#springflowers

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greenfinger14

Gorgeous 😍 N morning 👋

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lcgardens

Super Snap .... Really captures the essence of the flower 😎😎😎

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pelly

Morning Carole, what a beauty, have a good one too 🌷🌷

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Jasonsparkes1

Morning, just beautiful, have a gorgeous day 🌞

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nessas

Morning Carole gawgusness 💕💚

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carolecuttingitfine

Thank you lovelies @pelly @nessas @Jasonsparkes1 @lcgardens @greenfinger14 😊😊😊

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rachelbrooks

Beautiful 🌷

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lovemygarden65

Gorgeous 💞

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carolecuttingitfine

This tulip couldn’t get enough of the sun yesterday! Whoo hoo it’s mid spring and fab Friday - have fun everyone 🌷🌞😊

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pottybird42

A big smiley face 🌞morning 👋🏻

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pelly

Morning Carole 💛💛

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carolecuttingitfine

Morning @pottybird42 and @pelly 👋👋 😊

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rachelbrooks

And who could blame it?! 💛☀️💛 have a lovely day

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nessas

Ooo lurvly have a fab day 😉

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Jasonsparkes1

Beautiful 💛☉

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carolecuttingitfine

Awh thank you lovelies @rachelbrooks @nessas and @Jasonsparkes1 - first fab Friday get together in the garden today! Whoo hooo!

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rachelbrooks

Woohoo! Enjoy! ☀️

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brightcolours

Fab!! #bestofapril #yellowtulip #tulip #yellowflowers

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carolecuttingitfine

#tuliptuesday hopefully we will see some more of the sunshine today and a few more will appear 🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷 have a lovely day everyone 😊

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pelly

Pretty in pink, have a good one too Carole 🌸💕

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Jasonsparkes1

Always nice to have some pink 💖 Have a beautiful day 🌞

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Keely

Morning that's a gawjus pink 💕💖

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Morning Carole what a fab shade of pink...

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AlisaJ

Morning Carole 😊 stunning pink 💗💗

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juliesgarden

Morning Carole, fabulous darling 💕💕💕

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carolecuttingitfine

Thank you lovelies @juliesgarden @AlisaJ @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom @Keely @Jasonsparkes1 and @pelly

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carolecuttingitfine

What a difference a day of sunshine makes! Spring arrived yesterday.. loving the colour of this #tulip - off to #rhscardiff so early start 😱 happy Sunday everyone😊😊😊

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ukjohnny

...a super Tulip Carole and Happy Sunday to you too

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carolecuttingitfine

Thank you 😊 @ukjohnny

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scaryskates

Have a great day if you bump into Charlie get a pic 😉

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juliesgarden

What a colour 🌷 , have fun ☺️

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pelly

Enjoy Carole 👍👍

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tash74

Beautiful tulip! 🌷 Have a wonderful day, don't forget to share your haul later 😉

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carolecuttingitfine

Just for you @scaryskates although she will think I’m a stalker! Thank you @juliesgarden and @pelly - and @tash74 will do and looking forward to our jolly to @lewiscottageplants - anyone in the south west and beyond fancy a trip to this #ngs garden in May?!

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Colour envy.....😲 enjoy today

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nessas

Morning lovely how fabulous have a smashing day 🌷🌷☺️

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lesliecole49

Fabulous color!

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brightcolours

Super colour!!

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carolecuttingitfine

#newgrowth - usually I’d be very pleased to see this little beaut! But it’s snowing... 😱 hide! take cover! Don’t do it! Stay warm folks - after 2 hours of shifting logs I can confirm it’s freezing!!!

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lovemygarden65

Lovely 💞 I only lasted 5 mins out to take some pics, it’s Baltic ❄️

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suerichards

Beautiful photo 😍

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carolecuttingitfine

Thank you @suerichards and @lovemygarden65 (just put strappy sandals on to go to a ball 😱😱😱 and it’s snowing 🌨)

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carolecuttingitfine

Another #tulip variety! If all the lovely post on here are anything to go by it's been a fabulous year for them! 🌷🌷🌷

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bigemrg

Good morning Carole! Love the yellow varieties! I for one am having a terrific time with my tulips! 😀

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carolecuttingitfine

Morning @bigemrg that made me smile 😆yes I've definitely had a good year, they obviously enjoy neglect! And I've added Queen of the night to my wish list after seeing them on here!

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bigemrg

Actually, I've grown Queen of the Night this year and have been a little disappointed with it! The colour is fine, I just find the flowers a bit small! 😀

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carolecuttingitfine

@bigemrg it was the colour that I really liked so I don't mind if they are a bit smaller.. but thanks for the warning- I'll be careful where I plant them 😊

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rachelbrooks

Lovely and bright Carole 💛 I really must add more for next year - didn't plant enough for impact 😏 and I have Queen of the Night, as Ian @bigemrg says, the colour is gorgeous but quite a plain bloom 😬 after yesterday I think I will go for the big, blowsy varieties!

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carolecuttingitfine

Oh good tip @rachelbrooks buy plenty!! I have no problem with excessive shopping 🛒

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rachelbrooks

👍🏼👍🏼 nope! Me neither! 😉👏🏼👏🏼 @carolecuttingitfine

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brightcolours

#yellowtulip

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carolecuttingitfine

#tulips everywhere it seems to have been such a good year for them if all your lovely post are anything to go by! 🌷🌷🌷🌷

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jacq1075

With so many beautiful tulips on here I'm going to be planting them in my borders. When is the time to plant tulip bulbs Carole? 🌷🌷🌷

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carolecuttingitfine

They recommend November, which is quite late for bulbs but it seems to work! I quite like grouping them in pots too @jacq1075 so you can drop a pot in to any gaps in the border and I find a better success rate in pots but that might just be my soil..

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jacq1075

Thank you Carole I need to start a gardening diary to make these notes in....tips, advice and when to do things!! 😊

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carolecuttingitfine

I've done one but forget to look @jacq1075 so I rely on what people are up to on here to prompt me or Gardens world mag has a brill section "what to do this month" which is so useful!

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jacq1075

That's a great idea! GW subscription coming up 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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susanhumphrey333

Lovely Carole. I find my bulbs all do better in pots too @jacq1075 👍

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jacq1075

A purchase of pots is the way to go with 🌷🌷🌷then. Thank you ladies @susanhumphrey333 @carolecuttingitfine

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juliesgarden

You also don't need to wait for them to die back , which takes ages!!!, just put somewhere out the way til next year 👍 @jacq1075

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paulcov

Lovely colour

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carolecuttingitfine

Thank you @paulcov and yes @juliesgarden I have a little nursery by the shed that as soon as they stop flowering they go there in plastic pots and reuse the nicer pots for summer colour! It's a constant juggling 🤹‍♂️ act!

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juliesgarden

Same here 🤣🤣

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carolecuttingitfine

#tulips loving the delicate colour so far! Hopefully the sunshine will encourage them to open fully! And it might encourage me to finish cutting the lawn!? Have a fabby Friday!

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greenfinger14

Morning Carole 👋 gorgeous pic and hav a lovely day ... weather looking good 😘

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jacq1075

Happy Friday! These are so watermelon 🍉 like......so fresh! ☺️

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carolecuttingitfine

Thank you @greenfinger14 weather has been amazing all through to sunset! Oh yes @jacq1075 you're right - watermelon 🍉😊

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carolecuttingitfine

More #tulips adding lots of different #springcolours

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susieg

Beautiful

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rachelbrooks

That's just lovely 👌🏼 like a tequila sunrise! 🍹😉

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carolecuttingitfine

Oh @rachelbrooks I shall look at it in a new light 😏🍹

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SylviaDavies

Beautiful!

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carolecuttingitfine

#tulip in the #spring borders adding a splash of #red colour 🌷🌷🌷

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rachelbrooks

Gorgeous 🌷❤️🌷

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carolecuttingitfine

#pots of #tulips by the front door 💗the colour of these!

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pelly

They look lovely together Carole💖💜💖

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jacq1075

Happy Flowers 😊🌷😊🌷☺️🌷

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lovemygarden65

Lovely 💗💜💗

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gjones

Lovely colour combo

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janric

Pretty colours together 😍

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carolecuttingitfine

Thank you @janric @gjones @lovemygarden65 @jacq1075 @pelly just a mixed bag but I think there may be a couple of clashing red ones appearing! Might have to pick those 😏

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pelly

Oh yes, you can just see the tips Carole ❤❤❤

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carolecuttingitfine

They will have to be picked @pelly 💔

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jacq1075

Be a rebel and keep the clash!! ❤️💖💜

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carolecuttingitfine

Can't @jacq1075 it's shouting a me!! 😉

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nessas

Nooooo keep the clash 💜💓❤️

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carolecuttingitfine

#tulip so very nearly open.. hope the sunshine encourages it today! Happy Mothering Sunday, however and who ever you spend it with.

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flof1952

Morning Carole @carolecuttingitfine .......should open up with the promising weather today. Have a lovely day :)

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pelly

Morning Carole same to you. 🙋🙋🙋

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carolecuttingitfine

Oh I hope so @flof1952 certainly is gorgeous out there, have a lovely day too 😊

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rachelbrooks

Morning Carole - it could well do! 👍🏼🌷 have a fab day - hope your babies will be looking after you today 💚

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carolecuttingitfine

Awh thank you @rachelbrooks yes beach with the 3 girls, their 2 dogs and our grandson, our son is working unfortunately, ah these media types!! Hope your 3 boys have spoilt you! And you have a fabby day 😘

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rachelbrooks

Sounds a lovely day, enjoy 👍🏼 not even seen any of mine yet! 🙈

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carolecuttingitfine

Awh I forgot about those teenage years especially when they've lost an hour!? Enjoy the peace whilst it lasts! @rachelbrooks

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jacq1075

Gorgeous 🌷and that's even before it opens 😁 @carolecuttingitfine

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rachelbrooks

Oh I wasn't complaining Carole! 👍🏼😜😊

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carolecuttingitfine

#newlife #tulip #nearlythere happy Sunday everyone!

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rachelbrooks

Ooh nearly 🌷🌷🌷

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ukjohnny

..nice pic

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SikoMa

Great shot📸📸📸

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clickchick

Totally beautiful work hun 😘

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