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rachelbrooks

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

Erysimum linifolium 'Bowles' Mauve'

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2018
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rachelbrooks

Blimey! He must be sweating in his fur bomber jacket today!! (Do bees sweat..? 🤔 I g👀gle it! 🤓) not only do I love Bowles Mauve, but the bumbles do too! 🐝 It’s always busy with bees! #beefriendly

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I seen one the other day putting deodorant on...tss tss 🐝

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hayleyaj

Mine have great hygiene Rach! They bath everyday in my bowl 😂😂 🐝🛀

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ukjohnny

...a super shot Rach

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clairebayly

That's a fab shot! Love your description 😂.

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lovemygarden65

Great photo 🐝💜🐝

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rachelbrooks

Are you ‘Sure’ Lainey? 🤔 I know some of the birds wear it cause I’ve seen cans with ‘Dove’ on it...🙄🙈 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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rachelbrooks

Ooh how posh Hayls. Do you provide bumblebath as well? 😜 @hayleyaj

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rachelbrooks

Ta very much John ☺️ @ukjohnny

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rachelbrooks

Haha thanks Claire! 👍🏼😊☺️ @clairebayly

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Marilyn ☺️ @lovemygarden65

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hayleyaj

I did have Bees Balm on offer for after bathing, but for some reason it never got used?! 😜

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rachelbrooks

Just the most bonkers plant! Bought this as a twidgy little thing last spring...it’s quadrupled in size and has not stopped flowering, even through three lots of snow! And it’s beautifully untidy...no straight rows here! Definitely a #tuesdaytreasures 💜 #wallflowerbowlesmauve

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pelly

It’s beautiful, mine is getting huge 💜💜

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rachelbrooks

Absolutely love it Jane! What a trooper it is!! @pelly

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lisa868

I’ve brought another three for that same reason, even flowered in the snow, going crazy now. I’ve also brought an apricot twist and some summer orchids to see how they do !

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Jasonsparkes1

Mine hasn't grown at all, little buds just starting to open, virtually no stem at all 😂

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rachelbrooks

Aren’t they just fab Lisa?! I’ve bought so many different varieties since this one, just love them! Had to cut my winter orchid right back after the last lot of snow but it’s sprouting all over the place! Just brill plants! 👍🏼 @lisa868

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rachelbrooks

Oh! That’s so odd Jase! All mine are going bonkers! Is yours in a pot or the ground? 🤔 @Jasonsparkes1

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Jasonsparkes1

6x3ft container (with a lot of other stuff)

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lisa868

I mean winter orchid, I knew summer orchid didn’t sound right🤪that’s good to know, wasn’t sure if they would be as hardy as the Bowles mauve so I’ve put some of mine in pots.

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rachelbrooks

Lol I didn’t even twig Lisa! 🙈😂 I knew what you meant 😂 well it was doing brilliantly til the last lot of snow we had and it looked a bit sorry for itself. Doesn’t seemed to have harmed any of mine giving them a good hack...I mean prune! @lisa868

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rachelbrooks

Oh! Mine are all in the border and this one is in a very dry spot. Have you got one of those?! 🙈 @Jasonsparkes1

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rachelbrooks

Mmm...tasty! 🐝 the buzzies love this as much as I do! 💜 #beehappy #wallflower #bowlesmauve

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Denise16

Ooooh fab photo 🐝👏

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poppy72

Wow fab pic 🐝

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rachelbrooks

Thank you ladies 💜 @Denise16 @poppy72

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jadojado29

Brilliant pic mi Amiga @rachelbrooks that Bee 🐝 looks so cuddly, don’t think I would try to though 👌😘

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valjones-hughes

Great shot, love the purple reflected in his eyes🤩

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greenhouse

Fab picture 🐝🐝

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scaryskates

Beeautiful pic

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BillWatson

Super pic Rachel

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rachelbrooks

Aww I bet he’d give a lovely cuddle as well ☺️🐝 @jadojado29

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Val, thought he’d just had a bit too much nectar! 😉 @valjones-hughes

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rachelbrooks

Thank you Linda ☺️🐝 @greenhouse

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rachelbrooks

Love how these Wallflowers come alive in the sunshine ☀️ have a fab Friday peeps ☺️

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angiecrazycatlady

Morning Rachel, I'm off to my daughter's hen do today 😆

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juliesgarden

Fab 💜💜

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jadojado29

Morning Rachel @rachelbrooks Pretty delicate flowers Gorgeous 💞. Buenos días mi Amiga 😘

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lexijane

Morning luv. Gorgeous 💕💜💕💜. Have a great day 🤗

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vec

Morning Rachel, I love this plant. Just keeps on giving 💜

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carolecuttingitfine

Gorgeous shot! 💜

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rachelbrooks

Morning Angie ☀️ uh oh! Will there be dancing on tables going on?! 😉 have a fab time lovely 👰🏻🎉🥂🍸 @angiecrazycatlady

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rachelbrooks

Morning Suz, they look it don't they, but they are tough little cookies 👍🏼 @jadojado29

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angiecrazycatlady

Oh there will be lots of drinking lots of dancing and sone pin the willy on the man kind of games 😂😂😂

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rachelbrooks

Morning lovely, thank you. You too - see you tomorrow! 😬💜 @lexijane

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rachelbrooks

Morning Julie, well I've only had it this year but it's definitely earning its place! Hasn't stopped flowering 👍🏼👏🏼💜 @vec

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rachelbrooks

The first blooms on Bowles Mauve 🌸💜🌸

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angiecrazycatlady

Love these, make sure you remember to take cuttings they are really easy. Plus these plants are short lived & if they flower really well sometimes flower themselves to death, so good to have back up cuttings 😄

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rachelbrooks

Oh thanks Angie, I didn't know that! I thought they just came back every year! Can I take cuttings at any time? @angiecrazycatlady

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angiecrazycatlady

They are perennial but very short lived, nows a good time to take cuttings, I have some rooting now, take side shoots with no flowers in they root quickly so you'll have lots of babies to plant out by June 😆

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rachelbrooks

Will do Angie, thanks! I'll add it to the list for tomorrow! 👍🏼😊 @angiecrazycatlady

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angiecrazycatlady

My list gets longer each day 😂

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rachelbrooks

Yes mine too! How does that happen?! 😂 I'm sure I do the things on the list... @angiecrazycatlady

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carolgs

Mine hasn't stopped flowering yet!!! 😂 and I must do some cuttings as well

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purplebird

Beautiful, my colors, now on my wish list.🤗

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rachelbrooks

Don't they flower for a long time Carol? 🤔 @Carolgs

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rachelbrooks

Pretty isn't it Michelle 🌸💜🌸 @purplebird

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susanhumphrey333

Lovely Rachel. Another unknown to me 😊

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