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The garden is a love song...a duet between a human being and Mother Nature 🎶👩🏻‍🌾🥀

Clematis 'Warsaw Nike'

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rachelbrooks

Never mind Georgia..! It didn’t bloody stop 🌧💦☔️ all night in Essex! Looks like I’m tidying up today then...again! 🙈 Have a top Tuesday flowers 🥀

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scaryskates

Dry here all night 😀😂🤣 lavley pic

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rachelbrooks

Really?! Well you are in tropical Blackpool, I keep forgetting it’s abroad! 🌴😛 Ta very much ☺️ @scaryskates

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Beautiful and the blue bells too.....👌🏼😘

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essexgardens

Essex lady here too... I'll be out with you ... that storm destroyed my garden 😢

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rachelbrooks

So frustrating Patsy! Spent all weekend tidying up from the rain and wind last week! 😣 hope yours is not too bad! 🤞🏼🙂 @essexgardens

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rachelbrooks

Fanks babe 😘 That’s Sollya, she’s flowering her little socks off at the moment 💙 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I got them both only my bells are pink....but not as prolific as yours...💙

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rachelbrooks

I got the pink one last year too Lainey, not as big as the blue one yet, but that’s been here about 10 years! 💕💙 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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essexgardens

@rachelbrooks it's more my cactus plants that have taken too much water in so a day of drying out soil is in hand ... took some clematis flowers too and all poppy's gone 🙁 cherry's all over the lawn but I plan on eating those 😂😂

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rachelbrooks

Aww hope they’ll be ok 🌵and that saves you picking them at least! 🍒🍒😂 @essexgardens

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lovemygarden65

Beautiful 💜💜💜

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rachelbrooks

May as well make it a purple Clematis hat trick today as Warsawska Nike has come out to play! And #isntitfabwhen... your Polish 🇵🇱 matches your polish! 💅🏼😉 ooh that reminds me...I’ve a nice bottle of Wodka chilling in the fridge! Na zdrowie! 🍸

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ShelleySnyder

Such beauty peach!!💘😍

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rachelbrooks

My favourite Sparkly! 💜 Doesn’t look like I’ve as many buds this year though! @ShelleySnyder

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cee

Na zdrowie👍🏻

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lexijane

Woohoo!!! Hopefully mine will be out soon x

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rachelbrooks

I thought it was a bit late doll🤔...but just looked back to last year and it’s right on time! Yours was a day ahead of mine last year! Ner nerrrr ner ner nerr! 😜😆🤣😉😘 @lexijane

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lexijane

🤣🤣🤣 ooh nurr nurr nurr with knobs on 🤪🤪🤪

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rachelbrooks

Now you’re just being silly! 🙄😝😆🤣😆😉😘 @lexijane

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lexijane

🤪😜🙃🤩🤭🙄🥴😆

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rachelbrooks

Do dna Celina! Had to google translate that so I can only hope it means what I think it means! 🙊🤣😆 @cee

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cee

Yes it is correct😆 Good health!

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rachelbrooks

Phew! 😰🤣👍🏼 @cee

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rachelbrooks

Luscious purple velvetiness 💜 #clematiswarsawnike

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Keely

Gawjus 💜💜

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rachelbrooks

Thanks lovely. Think it’s probably my fave 💜 @Keely

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jadojado29

Morning mi Amiga @rachelbrooks Stunning colour Purple 💜😘

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Jasonsparkes1

Very deep purple 💜 Gorgeous

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janric

Gorgeous 💜

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lovemygarden65

Beautiful 💜💜💜

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rachelbrooks

Buenos Dias guava 🌞 it’s just such a fab colour 👌🏼💜 @jadojado29

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rachelbrooks

Utterly lush Jase 💜💜 love it @Jasonsparkes1

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rachelbrooks

Thank you ladies 💜 do like this one 💜 @janric @lovemygarden65

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lexijane

Warsaw Nike never fails to deliver does it chick 💜💜💜

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kimguy

Awesome!💜

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rachelbrooks

Had to go and have a closer inspection Lex... found this one hiding at the back! 💜 @lexijane

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lexijane

Ahh ha!!! She’s a sneaky madam isn’t she? Fancy hiding from you 🤪

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rachelbrooks

She’s obviously a bit shy as she’s the first one I reckon ☺️ @lexijane

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Wow 😲 dark and mysterious.....👌🏼

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columbiariver

It's gorgeous. I just saw this one here. Oh, must have been Lexi. Gorgeous color.

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rachelbrooks

Yes but what about the clematis Lainey? 😉😂😂 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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rachelbrooks

Yes Laura. Lexi posting hers nudged me to looking a bit closer at mine! It’s such a fantastic one and I normally get so many flowers so fingers crossed! @columbiariver

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columbiariver

Deep deep gorgeousness. Xo

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

@rachelbrooks oh yeah...that is too..soz😏

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rachelbrooks

Warsawska Nike also getting in on the act - huge flowers this year and the most luscious colour 💜

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pelly

💜💜💜

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justin

Gorgeous colour

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riakat

Wowza! That is a gorgeous purple shade 😍💜😍

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lexijane

Mine hadn't come out yet. I'm sure it won't be far behind 👌🏼💜

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greenhouse

Gorgeous 😃

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awomanonabike

Fabulous. That is such a regal #purple 💜💜💜

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donnaandrew

Wow, so rich! 💜

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pottybird42

Wow that's 'spooky'...... I bought a damaged and neglected one of these today..... I live in hope with a little TLC I will be rewarded with a lovely plant like that.

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columbiariver

What a deep and gorgeous shade of purple

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Keely

Mine died over Winter need another 😣💜

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charlottejhurst

that is gorgeous

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rachelbrooks

Morning GTers last flower hanging on despite the wind and the rain 🌧💨 perhaps the weather is responsible for the gremlins on here this morning..? 🤔 can't load anyone's posts, can't comment or like and my notifications aren't loading! At least the sun has come out now! Have a terrific Tuesday peeps

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carolecuttingitfine

Oh lovely picture again and have you tried the classic turn off turn on of your device, husband has worked in IT for years and still recommends that before anything else 😂😂

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pauline33

Aww still pretty 😊everything is a bit slow with me this morning😳have a good day 😊

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jaynehynesburton

Same here Rachel but I think my internet is playing up too 😊

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janric

Morning Rachel same here bright & windy but no rain, I was going to say same as @carolcuttingitfine it usually works, hold on in there brave little flower😄👍

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jadojado29

Morning mi Amiga looks like we are all in the same boat "Row Row Row your boat"🎤. With all this wind at least your clematis is hanging on 😍. Hope you have a lovely day Rachel @rachelbrooks 😘

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christineb

Morning Rachel and brave tenacious clematis 😊

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struddles

Morning@rachel🙋..hope you get it sorted soon.xx

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juliesgarden

Morning Rachel , not just me got gremlins then 😩

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susieg

And mine too - it posted my pic twice but told me it had failed each time. 🤔 lovely clematis 🤗

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yodamama

Good morning Rachel. Have a good day 🙋🏻

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greenfinger14

Morning Rachel 👋 lovely clematis 👍

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rachelbrooks

The last few flowers...

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Keely

💜💜💜😍

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clustyroen

Lovely colour

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lovemygarden65

Fabulous pic 💜💜💜

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Naomi126

👌📸👌

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jadojado29

Stunning Rachel @rachelbrooksbrooks 💜📸😘

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susanhumphrey333

Beautiful Rach 😍

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rachelbrooks

Thanks lovely ladies ☺️ @Keely @clustyroen @lovemygarden65 @Naomi126 @jadojado29 @susanhumphrey333

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rachelbrooks

Still loads of flowers and buds 💜

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yodamama

Beautiful 💜💜💜

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angiecrazycatlady

Beautiful what's this one called 😊

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Jasonsparkes1

Stunning colour 💚 I have 5 new clematis in pots, cat took objection to the labels and kindly removed them...Lucky dip next year

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jaynehynesburton

Gorgeous Rachel 😊

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rachelbrooks

Thanks all @yodamama @jaynehynesburton @angiecrazycatlady @Jasonsparkes1 😊 oh dear Jason! Well it'll be a nice surprise when they start flowering! 👍🏼😁 and i thought this was Etoile Violet Angie (I have 3 in this spot) but it's Warsawska Nike 💜😊

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jadojado29

Stunning Rachel @rachelbrooks Great photo 💖😍😘

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pauline33

Lovely autumn colour 👍🍁🍂🍂

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karen13

Love the colour

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joanboston

That's gorgeous Rachel

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christineb

That's a beauty 😍

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vec

Lovely colours Rachel 😍

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rachelbrooks

It's turned into a lovely day...despite something helping itself to my clematis petals! 😬

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nessas

Do'h that's a bugger 😳

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pauline33

Oh dear 😝

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angiecrazycatlady

They still look beautiful with the sun shinning through them 😊

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janric

Gorgeous colour & flower despite it being chomped

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susanhumphrey333

Lovely The sun came out for you x

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bigemrg

It's a delicious looking colour! 😀

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rachelbrooks

Ah I don't mind too much Nessa and Pauline...there's plenty of blooms on this one, I don't mind sharing the odd one! As long as they don't get greedy! 🙊🙈 @nessas @pauline33

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rachelbrooks

It really caught my eye Angie 💜 @angiecrazycatlady

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rachelbrooks

In and out of the clouds this afternoon Sue 🙄😏 did it brighten up for you? @susanhumphrey333

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Jan 💜 it's such a lovely colour 👌🏼 @janric

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rachelbrooks

It's a fab colour Ian, changes quite a lot throughout flowering and is quite tricky to capture! 😬 but did like it with the sunshine through it! 👍🏼 @bigemrg

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rachelbrooks

Morning all ☀️ Clematis showing no signs of slowing down, although this one is a bit shy! ☺️ have a terrific Tuesday peeps 😊

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mikethegardener

@rachelbrooks Morning Rachel 😊

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darrenlakin

@rachelbrooks good morning 👍🌱

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angiecrazycatlady

Morning Rachel it looks like it's got its hands over it's face 😀😁😂😃

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Chester14

Morning Rachel, clematis looking good @rachelbrooks

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pelly

Morning Rachel. Lovely coloured clematis. 😊😊

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belindah

Very pretty

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jadojado29

Good morning Rachel @rachelbrooks there's always one that is just a little shy. Lovely clematis & colour you have. Hope you have a lovely Tuesday Rachel 😘💖

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janric

Morning Rachel

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rachelbrooks

Morning Mike ☀️ hope you've recovered from yesterday! 😉 have a great day 😊 @mikethegardener

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rachelbrooks

Morning Darren ☀️have a good day 😊 @darrenlakin

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rachelbrooks

Morning Angie ☀️ doesn't it?! Perhaps it doesn't want to go to work either! 😁 have a fab day @angiecrazycatlady

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rachelbrooks

Fully awake now Deborah! Good morning! @latebloomer 💜

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angiecrazycatlady

Beautiful lovely pictures Rachel 😄

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bigemrg

What a stunner!

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rachelbrooks

Ah thanks Angie ☺️ @angiecrazycatlady

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rachelbrooks

Ah thank you ☺️ I wish I could capture the colour properly Ian! It is the most gorgeous deep, rich, violet purple! 💜 @bigemrg

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Keely

Wish isn't it lovely 👌💜

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pelly

That is really stunning Rachel. 💜💜

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susanhumphrey333

One looks almost fury ready for winter ❄️

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susanhumphrey333

Oh no it's not angry 😂 furry

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susieg

Lovely contrasts 💕

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rachelbrooks

😂😂 definitely no angry clematis in my garden Sue! But they do have an almost powdery coating when they first come out...must be like the downy hair babies have when they're born... @susanhumphrey333

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rachelbrooks

And this Clematis is going bonkers! 💜💜💜

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TeresaH

That's just gorgeous, which one is it, do you know?

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vec

Lovely 💜

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rachelbrooks

Thank you 😊 Julie @vec and Teresa and I have just had a look for the label...can't find it! 🙄 and I can't for the life of me remember which it is, but it will come to me! I'll get back to you! 😂😂 @TeresaH

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awomanonabike

Could it be Viticella 'Etoile violet'? It looks a lot like mine (although mine has finished flowering here in the frozen north!)

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juliesgarden

So are mine Rachel , I have this one and cant remember its name either 😂😂

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7walnutclose

Haha, why not. Sun is still shining 🔅 😉

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rachelbrooks

Indeed Robert! 👍🏼 I'm not complaining! 😁😁 @7walnutclose

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awomanonabike

Aw! I feel so proud! 😇

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rachelbrooks

🏆👏🏼😂 @awomanonabike

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awomanonabike

A cup! Wow! Thanks Rachel 😂😂😂

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inlove

The same here, just spit one new flower today, couldn't believe

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rachelbrooks

Just counted 10 flowers and over 15 buds on this Clematis...I thought I had killed this earlier in the year...clearly not! 😁 Have a happy Thursday peeps 😊

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vec

Morning Rachel. That's a nice surprise to find ☺ Have a lovely day

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tina

Morning Rachel it's a lovely colour 💞

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bigemrg

Morning Rachel! What a lovely surprise! Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger must be true! 😀

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franshinegee

Gorgeous!

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susieg

Brilliant - I had a similar thing with one of mine. I cut it right back to make way for a wisteria and it's now alive & well and flowering freely! Good ole Clem!

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flof1952

Brilliant photo Rachel.......what a bonus heh. Have a lovely day @rachelbrooks :)

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angiecrazycatlady

Morning, some of my clematis are still flowering away. I'm off to do my sleep clinic now so no gardening for me today 😡 hope you have a good day 😊

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yodamama

Good morning Rachel 🙋🏻

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rachelbrooks

Morning Julie ☀️ isn't it?! 👍🏼 it's had a couple of flowers over the last few weeks - couldn't believe how many are on it now! @vec

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rachelbrooks

Morning @tina ☀️ it's a really lovely colour - it's actually quite a lot darker than this...a real regal purple 💜 but always comes out lighter in the pics... 😬 have a great day 😊

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rachelbrooks

So they say Ian - perhaps this will be a new pruning method - just rip it out! 😂 @bigemrg

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rachelbrooks

@belindah Do you think it's the same? 🤔😊 (looks darker than this in real life!)

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belindah

Oh yes...think it might be, very similar

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belindah

I've got the label in my tin. ..I'll digg it out tomorrow and check name. Glad it's a late flowering one

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rachelbrooks

Think mines called 'Bonanza' I say think because I've got two in the same spot and I can't remember which is which! 🙄🙈 @belindah

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Naomi126

👌🏻📸👌🏻

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shelleyB

Lovely colour 💕

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jso11

Wow!

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rachelbrooks

Slowing waking up...me and the Clematis! Have a wonderful Wednesday peeps 😊☀️

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yodamama

Good morning Rachel 🙋🏻have a good day

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greenfinger14

Morning Rachael 👋 ... Feel like a zombie this morning 😬

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rachelbrooks

Morning June 🙋🏻 you too 🌸 @yodamama

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angiecrazycatlady

Morning I got up at 6.30 but my brain hasn't realised yet & is still in a little dream world 😊

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bigemrg

Good morning Rachel! What a pretty clematis! Enjoy your day - once you've fully woken up! 😀

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susanhumphrey333

Morning Rachel. Have a good day. It's looking good here 😀

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juliesgarden

You too 💜💜

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rachelbrooks

Me too Mel! Must be the heat overnight knocked us out I reckon! @greenfinger14

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rachelbrooks

Morning @angiecrazycatlady and that's a good place to be! I'm always in my own little dream world! 😂

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Keely

Morning enjoy yr day 👍💜💜

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Ian - should be OK by about 11 o'clock! 😉 @bigemrg

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