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rachelbrooks

Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine ☀️ freedom 👩🏻‍🌾 and a little flower 🌸

Clematis 'Josephine' (Evijohill)

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rachelbrooks

Good ol’ Josephine, never lets me down 🌸💕🌸#pink

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rhododendronmad

They're all so pretty!

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Linda, love all the stages she goes through. She has so many pretty dresses! 💕 @rhododendronmad

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rachelbrooks

Sounds painful! 🤭 You’re welcome 🌸💕 @scaryskates Well...you’re not welcome if it was painful obvs 🤪

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Keely

She's a beauty

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rachelbrooks

Ta chicken, she gets better as she ages as well I think 💕 @Keely

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sabbanrula

Oh my that’s gorgeous Rachel 😍😍😍😍

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Susan 😊 @novicegardenlover

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Rula 💕 the first one I planted here, and she’s always a good bloomer! 😍 @sabbanrula

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ShelleySnyder

Josephine is a real stunner Rach!💘😍

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lexijane

Cor she’s a bit of alright innit 💗💗

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rachelbrooks

From newbies to old favourites...Josephine getting ready to put on a show! 💕Have a fab evening flowers 🌸

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columbiariver

Here comes that beautiful lady in pink

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rachelbrooks

Well yes... but just very slowly Laura! She’s not in a rush! 🙄😂 @columbiariver

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columbiariver

a true lady 🌸

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Keely

She's a beauty ❤❤❤

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suerichards

Great photo 👌💕

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darroch

Great picture, Josephine is a beautiful clematis

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solly1961

Fab macro shot

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nix81

Wow Rachel - you have a cracking variety of clematis in your garden. 🙋🏻‍♀️😄

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rachelbrooks

Indeed! 😉🤭 @columbiariver

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rachelbrooks

My oldest one here babe and still a firm fave! 💕🌸 @Keely

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rachelbrooks

Thank you lovely 🌸💕 @suerichards

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rachelbrooks

Good morning from Josephine and me, have a sunshiny Sunday flowers 🌸 #clematisjosephine #pink

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juliesgarden

Morning chuck 💝💝

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jaynehynesburton

Gawjus 😍

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rachelbrooks

Ey oop me duck 🙋🏻‍♀️💕 @juliesgarden

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rachelbrooks

Fanks Jayney 💕 @jaynehynesburton

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angiecrazycatlady

That's lovely 😍

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johnson8301

Ooh beautiful 🌸🌸🌸

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Ang 🌸💕 @angiecrazycatlady

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Karen 💕🌸 @johnson8301

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staciegokhan

Wow! Beautiful!

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rachelbrooks

Aww thank you Stacie 🌸💕 @staciegokhan

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suerichards

Fabulous photo 💕💕💕

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rachelbrooks

Big girls, you are beautiful 🎶 and Josie certainly ain’t small...she’s gotta whole lotta junk in her trunk! 🤭 Have an awesome evening flowers 🌸

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Keely

Beautiful Hun 💖💓💖 enjoy yours is it gin tonight? 😁

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rachelbrooks

Funny you should say that babe! I am currently enjoying a glass of Jacq’s @awomanonabike Rhubarb gin with a fizzy rhubarb mixer! It’s going down a treat! 😋 @Keely

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lexijane

I’ll have to rename myself Josephine as I’ve got plenty of junk in mine 😂😂😂

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lexijane

That sounds yummy 😋

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rachelbrooks

It’s delish doll! May be my new favourite! 🍹 and that’s gonna be very confusing, ‘cause if that’s the case, I’ll have to call myself Josephine as well! 🍑🍑😆😉 @lexijane

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awomanonabike

That sounds wonderful Rachel. Cheers 🥂

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rachelbrooks

It’s lovely Jacq! Just hitting the right spots! 😘 I’ll have to order another bottle 😉 - all gone now! 😏 @awomanonabike

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rachelbrooks

Nowt wrong with a fondle 🤭 the flowers love it! 🤣 @scaryskates

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lexijane

I’m sure Sir Mix-a-Lot wrote a song about us 😳🍑😳🍑...... I’m still working my way through the passionfruit gin I bought with Rich last week 🥴🥃. Chin chin dolly 😘😘

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rachelbrooks

My anaconda don’t want none unless you’ve got buns hon 🎶🤭😆 I love that song. I have no idea why, but I do! 🙈 remind me to sing it to you next time 🤣🤣 Blimey girl! Drink up! 😋😘 @lexijane

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lexijane

I’m not keen on it at all but I love rap music normally. Hic I think I’ve had enough 🥴🤢

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rachelbrooks

Good morning from Josephine and me 🌸👩🏻‍🌾 Have a fab Tuesday flowers #clematisjosephine

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Keely

Morning looking beautiful as ever 💕

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rachelbrooks

Morning babe, as big as ever as well! She’s mahoosive! 🌸💕 @Keely

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flof1952

Good morning Rachel. Oh that's lovely ....super photo. Enjoy your day 👋🙂💖

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Morning rach....she’s beautiful but so different to my Joe....😘

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pauline33

Morning to you both 💕💕 enjoy your day 😊

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juliesgarden

Well Chuck .... 💓💞💕💝💘💖💗

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Jasonsparkes1

Morning to you both ☕💖🌸

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lovemygarden65

Beautiful 💕

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columbiariver

Good morning to both of you lovelies 💚🌺💖

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rachelbrooks

Evening Pauline! Thank you, she’s an old favourite but never fails to impress! Hope you’ve had a great day @flof1952

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rachelbrooks

Wotcha Lainey. Ahh but we know Josi has many dresses 👗👗👗 and she’s quite an old one as well 🌸💕 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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rachelbrooks

Josephine waking up...thank goodness she looks better when she’s fully awake, cause she looks a bit scary first thing! 👽😱 (not that I can talk! 😆) Have a top Tuesday flowers 🌸 #clematisjosephine

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juliesgarden

Morning Chuck ... bit like me ‘an all , not a pretty sight 😱🤣🤣😘

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tiger123

🤣🤣 she will be gorgeous! 💕

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rachelbrooks

Good job really Pam! 🤪🤣 @tiger123

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rachelbrooks

That’s the only good thing about my eyesight getting weaker with age, me duck...can’t see mesen clearly in the mirror first thing! 😆🤣😘 @juliesgarden

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I’ve never seen an ugly ‘Josephine’ they’re all pretty special in my eyes..👀💋💗

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Jasonsparkes1

Morning, I know that feeling well, I woke up looking like a blue pineapple!! 😂

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juliesgarden

🤣🤣 me neither 🤪

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rachelbrooks

She’s definitely special Lainey...just wish she’d done her hair for her photo! 🙆🏻‍♀️😉 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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rachelbrooks

Blue Pineapple...isn’t that a gay bar off Tottenham Court Road..? 🤔🙊😉🤣 @jasonsparkes1

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I was actually thinking she was a bit Trollopy......🤭

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rachelbrooks

Elaine Thompson!!! Wash your mouth out with soap young lady! How very dare you?! 😱🤣😆😉 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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rachelbrooks

Oh well I can’t leave you wondering Barbara! 😜 so here she is! 😉😂😘 #clematis #Josephine #howmanypicsofhercanipost @jacaranda

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jacaranda

A real beauty, Rachel 💕 @rachelbrooks 😘

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susanhumphrey333

I think I saw her backside earlier 🤔😂 Gorgeous from any angle 💕💕💕

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rachelbrooks

I can’t see enough of her! 😉 N’night lovely 😘 @jacaranda

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rachelbrooks

Ooh she’s so rude Susum! 🙄 mooning like that! 😉😂 she is pretty though so I’ll let her off! 🌸💕 @susanhumphrey333

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suerichards

Beautiful @rachelbrooks 😍💕

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Sue 🌸💕🌸 @suerichards

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terrimclaughlin

One of my favorites. They look sooo pretty with the sun!! Great picture 😊💕

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riakat

Isn’t she a beauty! 😍💞

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pelly

💕🌸💕

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Jasonsparkes1

She is such a stunner 💖

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jeatacake

Soooooo beautiful 💕

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rachelbrooks

Thought it might be nice to see a shot of Josephine’s back side...just as lovely from the rear 🌸 one for you Barbara! 😉 @jacaranda #itsbehindyou #clematis #josephine

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jadojado29

Afternoon mi Amiga @rachelbrooks Well her bum certainly doesn’t look big Looks lovely from the rear 😍😘

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ShelleySnyder

We all do love a good rear view!😂😂💘😍

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fuschia

Wish my backside looked like that 😂😂

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jacaranda

That’s beautiful, Rachel 😍 @rachelbrooks 😘

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Which ever way Josephine is captured she’s a little star...👌🏼

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rachelbrooks

Buenos tardes guava, I so t think she has a bad side! 🌸💕 @jadojado29

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rachelbrooks

Yes Ma’am! 👍🏼😉 @ShelleySnyder

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rachelbrooks

Lol Pearl! I’d be a bit worried if it did though! 🌸 @fuschia

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rachelbrooks

Thought you might appreciate that one, lovely! 🌸😘 @jacaranda

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rachelbrooks

Isn’t she just Lainey?! ☺️🌸💕 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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vec

The hidden beauty of a backside 😂

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rachelbrooks

Hmm 🤔 now I’m not sure 🙈 she is pretty wonderful...🌸💕🌸 #clematisjosephine #cantbeatapinkflower #bestofmay

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Sephy

Wow 🌞🌞🌞

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juliesgarden

💕💕

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columbiariver

She is gorgeous!

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Jasonsparkes1

A beauty 🌸

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Mandsboo

Just absolutely stunning 💕💕💕💕💕

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jadojado29

Gorgeous mi Amiga @rachelbrooks 💕😍😘

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LyndaClack

😍😍😍💕💕💕💕

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carolgs

Very beautiful 💕

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susanhumphrey333

Gorgeously gorgeous Rachel 💞

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moorna

Amazing!! 😍😍

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rachelbrooks

Thanks very much all, she’s a definite favourite 🌸 @Sephy @juliesgarden @columbiariver @Jasonsparkes1 @Mandsboo @jadojado29 @LyndaClack @carolgs @susanhumphrey333 @moorna

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rachelbrooks

Josephine not giving a monkeys that she’s in the shadiest part of the garden. Blooming her little socks off 💕 #clematis #no1 #firstibought #josephine

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lexijane

Gawjus 💕💕

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jeatacake

Love it 🌸

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juliesgarden

💝💝💝👌

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Crackentone

Lovely

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Jasonsparkes1

Stunning 💖

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AlisaJ

Oh Josie, you’re gorgeous 😍😁

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rachelbrooks

Thanks all, she always puts on a fabulous show 🌸💕 @lexijane @jeatacake @juliesgarden @Crackentone @Jasonsparkes1 @AlisaJ

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ShelleySnyder

💗💗💗💘😍

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SikoMa

I'll take one of these, in "not pink," please😂😂😂😜

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rachelbrooks

Hold on a mo Dar... @sikoma 🤔😂

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Keely

Beautiful mines only young and after the beast only has one stem left others wilted 😣💕

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rachelbrooks

Well lookie who I found hanging about at the top of the pergola! Evening Sister Josephine 🌸💕🌸 #clematis #josephine #jakethackraysong #whatafunnynunyouare #tuesdaytreasures

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juliesgarden

Well 💕💗💗💞

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sadieberg

That looks different to the Josephine I have just lost and the one Elaine has @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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Diane76

😍 gorgeous

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rachelbrooks

Exactly me duck! 😉👍🏼💕 @juliesgarden

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rachelbrooks

Oh really Vivien, Why? This is quite an established one...🤷🏻‍♀️ @sadieberg Swipe to my next pic of her - she can look quite different 😊

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rachelbrooks

Never fails to delight Diane 🌸💕 @Diane76

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pelly

Beautiful, but I agree with Viviene @sadieberg it looks different to mine and Elaine's @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom 🤔🤔

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lovemygarden65

A stunner 💜

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rachelbrooks

Maybe as mine’s a much older one Jane 🤷🏻‍♀️ @pelly Have a look at my other pics of her

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rachelbrooks

One of my faves Marilyn 🌸💕 @lovemygarden65

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Mandsboo

Ahhhhhhh that’s just stunning 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕

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rachelbrooks

Phwoar! Look at the buds on that! 🙊 Nessa... Josephine (or sister Josephine as I call her - don’t ask! 🙈) in her many dresses. Huge blooms like tea plates! You’ll love her! 🌸💕🌸 @nessas

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jeatacake

That's a stunner 😍

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rachelbrooks

She is pretty spectacular I have to say Jeff! 🌸💕👌🏼 @jeatacake

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nessas

Sister mmmm that’s apt as the sister bought it me 🤔 don’t worry I won’t nick your name but am intrigued 🤭 it said her blooms are big 😯 still trying to decide where to put her can’t decide wether to have her just growing up my obelisk 🤔 I’m already love her just by these pics 💞💞

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susanhumphrey333

Gorgeous 😍

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rachelbrooks

How big is your obelisk?! She is at the top of my pergola, so she can get quite tall! And Sister Josephine is a Jake Thackray song... about a very suspect nun! 🙈 @nessas

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clipperty

Did you go to a convent school as well? (I did, explains a lot) 😂👍🏻 xx

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rachelbrooks

A couple during our travels Claude! 😂😂 Yes...they’ve a lot to answer for! 😜😜 @clipperty

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rachelbrooks

Has to be in my top ten Susum 🌸💕 @susanhumphrey333

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Davidward

Phwoar indeed! @rachelbrooks

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pelly

Lovely to see the photos as I bought this one about three weeks ago Rach. I’m really looking forward to seeing her in all her glory now @nessas 💕💕

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nessas

No good up the obelisk then 🙄 pergola it is then 👍🏻 never heard of the song just searched it somehow i don’t think he’s cut out to be a woman of the cloth 🤭🤪😂😂 👍🏻

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rachelbrooks

And Josephine is having a second flush, not quite as grand as the first, but lovely all the same 🌸💕 #Clematis

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Jasonsparkes1

She's pretty 💮

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Jase, love the double flowers on this one 🌸🌸 @Jasonsparkes1

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Keely

Very pretty 💞💞💞

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janric

Beautiful 💗

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ukjohnny

...Oui Josephine le canny man

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rachelbrooks

Thank you girls 🌸💕 @Keely @janric she's an old favourite 💕

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rachelbrooks

Lol! Thanks John...or should that be Jean-Pierre?! 😉 @ukjohnny

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Acetaker

I'm in LOVE with All Your Clemitis!♥️ Could I possibly get some seeds or cuttings from them,plz? 😀 i want to grow all of them but I've Wishlist the ones I want to try now..hehe!😉😀🦋 @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

The beautifully #pink Josephine (or Sister Josephine as I call her...Jake Thackeray anyone..? 😬) #apnc

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jadojado29

Brought a Pink one yesterday Rachel as hadn't got one nearly all of mine are purple or mauve gotta have abit of pink @rachelbrooks this one is Gawjus 😍😘

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rachelbrooks

Ooh nice! 🌸 which one did you get Suz? I'd like Hagley Hybrid next - a pale pink 🌸💕 @jadojado29

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jadojado29

Called Montana Warwickshire rose Rachel @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Oops sorry mi amiga, missed your reply! 🙄 seem to be doing that a lot lately! Just looked that one up, it's a pretty one and the Montana varieties are usually really quick growing too 👍🏼 where will you put it? @jadojado29

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jadojado29

😂 I have already planted it mi Amiga @rachelbrooks on the back fence hoping it mingles eventually with the dark purple one already there, I have put it through an.old wrought iron magazine rack that is just sitting there doing nothing 😘

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rachelbrooks

You don't hang about! 😂 that'll look lovely with the purple one 👌🏼💕💜 @jadojado29

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rachelbrooks

Looks like Josephine is going to put on quite a display this year 🌸💕

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susieg

Ooh I like the look of her 🤗

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greenhouse

Gorgeous 😃

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Keely

💞💕💞

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rachelbrooks

And huge Sylvia! Like a tea plate! 👏🏼👏🏼 @sylvietee

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rachelbrooks

Oh she's a cracker Susie! Bright pink double flowers - like having two plants in one! 🌸💕👌🏼 @Susieg

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susanhumphrey333

So unusual Rachel. A stunner 😍

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rachelbrooks

Absolutely love this one Sue 🌸💕🌸 @susanhumphrey333 and the flowers look as though they're going to be huge this year! 😳 @susanhumphrey333

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rachelbrooks

Josephine performing a sun salutation 🙏🏼 Namaste all, have a happy Friday

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clipperty

Have a lovely happy day - think of me in the office! X x

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bigemrg

Morning Rachel! Won't be long now! Enjoy your day! 😀

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emve

Namaste! What a great way to start the morning!

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rachelbrooks

Aww will do Claudia. Lots of pics later! 👍🏼👍🏼😘 @clipperty

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yodamama

Good morning Rachel have a good day 🙋🏻

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rachelbrooks

Morning Ian ☀️ bring it on! You too 👍🏼😊 @bigemrg

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juliesgarden

Morning lovely , have a super Friday 👍🙋

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angiecrazycatlady

You do crack me up, I have to say though that's exactly what it looks like 😊 have a lovely day

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kvetinka

Morning Rachel🌸

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vec

Morning Rachel 😀😀😀

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rachelbrooks

Have a fab Friday Mona 🙏🏼 @emve

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rachelbrooks

Josephine visited twice #summer #bestof2016

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columbiariver

I really like this one. 💞

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Keely

A beauty 💞💖💞💖

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mich

Love this one it's beautiful Rachel 😍💗

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rachelbrooks

Thanks ladies ☺️ she really put on a good show this year 👍🏼🌸💕 @columbiariver @Keely @mich

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daisy-jane

Gorgeous Rachel 💕😘👍

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Jane ☺️🌸💕 @daisy-jane

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drumadixit

Spectacular!

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Uma! 😊 @drumadixit

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plants

Love the colour 😀💕

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rachelbrooks

The second flush was so vivid Judy 👌🏼💕 @plants

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rachelbrooks

The excitement doesn't stop this morning...😂😂 Josephine has appeared again - she's never done that before! But she's most welcome 🌸🌸🌸

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Keely

🙌🙌🙌💞💕💞💕😍

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yodamama

Beautiful 🌺

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flof1952

@rachelbrooks .......really attractive CLEMATIS :)

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rachelbrooks

Thanks @yodamama and @flof1952 It seems even more vibrant this time than its earlier flowering.

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waynefaer

Beautiful 😍

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Wayne 🌸 @waynefaer

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fuschia

So lovely ❤❤❤

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Pearl 🌸

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Stunning....💗💗💗💗

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rachelbrooks

Ooh she was lovely and bright that year Lainey wasn’t she?! 🌸💕🌸 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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