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rachelbrooks

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

Clematis

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rachelbrooks

Think this may be the last little bloom on Bonanza 💜 #Clematis

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scaryskates

Do you mean that old cowboy programme ?

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rachelbrooks

Surely do Hoss! 🤠😉 @scaryskates

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pelly

Morning Rachel. You're showing your age now Gary @scaryskates 😊😊😊

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rachelbrooks

Morning Jane 🙋🏻 well I will now have the theme tune in my head all day! 🙈 @pelly

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lexijane

That really is bonanza 👌🏼👌🏼 I've got the theme tune going through my head now 😂😂

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Keely

💜💜💜

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rachelbrooks

Isn't it annoying Lexi?! 🙉😂 @lexijane

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2017
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rachelbrooks

So many blooms on this Clematis, and all different 💜 quite a different colour from last year too!

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Jasonsparkes1

Beautiful 💜 Still waiting on all mine

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pelly

Simply gorgeous Rachel 💜💜💜

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lexijane

Love love love 💜💜💜

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riakat

A very happy clematis, Rachel 😊👍 can I ask what kind of feed you use? Wish mine had more blooms, I do feed them in the spring according to the instructions, maybe it's because my clematis are quite young.

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Keely

That's gawjus too 💜💜💜

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Jason, I'm sure they'll be along soon! You're a bit colder up north! 😁 @Jasonsparkes1

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rachelbrooks

Aww thank you Jane 💜😘 @pelly

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rachelbrooks

Thank you, thank you, thank you lovely @lexijane 💜😘

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Elisa, this one is probably about 4 years old and I just use general purpose plant food, except for the last couple of months I have used tomato feed. I also pruned it properly this year (rather than my normal hack it and Hope method!) so I don't know if that's made the difference..? 🤔 @riakat I think they can take a couple of years to really get going 👍🏼

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rachelbrooks

Thanks lovely 💜 @Keely

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riakat

Thanks a lot, Rachel, that's what I was thinking too. Great to share tips on here and even more amazing since we're on opposite sides of the world! 😊

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2017
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rachelbrooks

Bonanza (humming the theme tune now! 🎶) really making its way up the arch and through the Lilac now 💜

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jendren

Gorgeous Rachael Big Hoss was my favourite!👩‍🌾

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rachelbrooks

Mine too Nicola, he had such great facial expressions! And thank goodness someone knows what I'm talking about! 👍🏼😂 @jendren

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jendren

Oldies but goldies Rachel 💛 @rachelbrooks

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columbiariver

I always liked little Joe myself. He was such a cutie pie with a twinkle in his eye. Real gentlemen. Rachel this Clematis is dreamy. Lavender stars

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pauline33

Wow great blooms already 👍🤗💜

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rachelbrooks

Oh he was handsome wasn't he Laura! 💕 @columbiariver and thank you, I do love this one but I don't know what is going on in my garden because things are flowering in different colours this year! 🤔😬

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rachelbrooks

There's loads Pauline and loads of buds! It's a bit early too! Not that I'm complaining! 👍🏼😉💜 @pauline33

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susanhumphrey333

Gorgeous Rachel and so many flowers 😍 Little Joe for me too @columbiariver 😁

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pauline33

Win win 🤗😊😍

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rachelbrooks

Incredible Sue! 😳 thought there were lots last year! Double I reckon this year! 🤗 @susanhumphrey333

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2017
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rachelbrooks

Bonanza really starting to bloom now, but looking very different from last year! 🤔

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susanhumphrey333

How many clematis do you have Rachel 🤔

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rachelbrooks

Didn't have a clue Sue, so I've just done a head count...now up to 17!! 😬no wait, forgot the one in the front...so 18! I'll have to count my roses now, always think I have more of them than anything else 🤔 @susanhumphrey333

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rachelbrooks

OMG Sue! I only have 14 roses! 😱 I must get some more! 😂 @susanhumphrey333

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susanhumphrey333

Quite a lot then. No wonder they are kissing each other 😂 Oh no, that was a Weigela and a Rose wasn't it 🤔

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rachelbrooks

I do have them intermingling with the roses 🤗 this one is with one in fact! 😉@susanhumphrey333

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2017
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rachelbrooks

Clematis Bonanza #colour #purple

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daisy-jane

Beautiful 💜💜💜

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susanhumphrey333

This is lovely Rachel. Hope I'm successful with mine. Do you have any evergreen ones? Julie has one and didn't know they existed until I saw hers recently

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rachelbrooks

You will be! 👍🏼💜 I don't in this house (must fix that!) but you remember when we were discussing putting them in pots? I had two evergreen ones in a pot outside my back door...the Cirrhosa Freckles that Julie has and an Armandii...pretty white flowers which smelled like almonds! And i had to cut them right back when we had the decking done and didn't think they'd recover but they came back brilliantly 🤗 just remember to keep the base shaded/covered 👍🏼☺️ @susanhumphrey333

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susanhumphrey333

Oh dear. I have names now. That's dangerous 😂 Being evergreen they would normally only need trimming then Rachel?

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rachelbrooks

Oops! 😉 and all I ever did was snip any dead bits out! 👍🏼👍🏼 @susanhumphrey333

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shelleyB

@rachelbrooks that's lovely Rachel love the colour

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Shelley ☺️ @shelleyB once this one finishes flowering there is a Warsawska Nike behind it which then flowers. Purple heaven! 💜

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2016
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rachelbrooks

Morning peeps looks like I may have another flower when I get home!🌸💜 have a terrific Tuesday all 😊

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yodamama

Good morning Rachel have a good day 🙋🏻

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vec

Morning Rachel. Bet you can't wait to get back home again ☺

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juliesgarden

Morning Rachel , they just keep coming this year don't they , mines the same 👍👍💜

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rachelbrooks

Morning June 🙋🏻 you too 🌸 @yodamama

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franshinegee

Oh, stunning 😊

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flof1952

Morning Rachel.....brilliant photo. Enjoy your day @rachelbrooks :)

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greenfinger14

Morning Rachel 👋 great pic 👍

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seymour5066

@rachelbrooks Morning 😊📷👍🏻

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lilium

Good morning. Lovely clematis 🌼

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christineb

Morning Rachel, lovely pic and something to look forward to later today 😀

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rachelbrooks

Morning Julie 🙋🏻 can't come quick enough! May have to go out with a torch to check though! 🔦🌸 😁 have a fab day @vec

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rachelbrooks

It's Friday! 🎉 have a fab day peeps 😊

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yodamama

Good morning Rachel have a good day 🙋🏻

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rachelbrooks

Morning June 🙋🏻 and you 🌸

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pelly

Morning Rachel 😊

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rachelbrooks

Morning Jane ☀️ have a lovely day 🌸 @pelly

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Keely

🙌🙌🙌 not long to go now before wknd 💜💜💜

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rachelbrooks

Yesss! 👍🏼👏🏼👍🏼 @Keely

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rachelbrooks

Can I go back to bed now then and wake up at the weekend?! 😂😂 @latebloomer and thank you 💜

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susanhumphrey333

Morning Rachel. Have a good day. I've been up since 4.30 😱 need to go back to bed but too much to do 😁 Lovely Clem 😍

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christineb

Morning Rachel , have a great day 😀

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angiecrazycatlady

Morning Rachel I'm off for a team meeting this morning then hoping to get in the garden to plant my new clematis 😆🌸

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fuschia

Morning 🖐🖐 thats a lovely rich colour 😍😍enjoy your day 😉

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2016
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rachelbrooks

Clematis 'Bonanza' Lots of bushy growth and plenty of blooms.

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brightcolours

#bonanza #clematis

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