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rachelbrooks

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

Helianthus 'Lemon Queen'

  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2019
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rachelbrooks

A bit of sunshine ☀️ on a very dark morning! Have a fantabulous Friday flowers 🌸

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awomanonabike

So many flowers still! 💛

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jpea

I had one of these but grew to 6' high and kept spreading!

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rachelbrooks

Loads at the top Jacq! S’looking a bit straggly underneath now! @awomanonabike

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awomanonabike

Don’t tell us that! Don’t ruin the magic 😉

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rachelbrooks

Oh you should see the whole plant Jacq! It’s amazing!! I can’t fit it all in the pic! 😉😆 @awomanonabike

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awomanonabike

That’s more like it 😉😂

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Thank you for the sunshine...for giving it to me...🌼 u2

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rachelbrooks

I don’t remember U2 singing that song Lainey 🤔 but it’s worked...lovely and bright now! ☀️ ABBA good day too lovely 😉😘 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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scaryskates

I've loved ABBA ever since I was bjorn 😂

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rachelbrooks

🤪 does your mother know? I pictured you more as Benny 🤔 (from Crossroads 🤭😆) @scaryskates

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scaryskates

No idea what crossroads is miss Diane 🥴

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2019
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rachelbrooks

#sunflower 🌻 That’s about my limit!

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juliesgarden

Morning Chuck..oh 💛💛

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lilybee

That's very brave of you! 😄😄

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rachelbrooks

Morning me duck 😘 @juliesgarden

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scaryskates

😂😄👍

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rachelbrooks

Isn’t it Sue?! 😱🤣 at least these don’t have that evil centre like the big uns! @lilybee

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suerichards

Lol 😂 💛💛💛

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debs69

Lovely 😊

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Debs 🌻 @debs69

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clipperty

How much therapy did it take? 😆 x x x

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rachelbrooks

Well I had to buy lots and lots more plants to try and get over it Claude! Not sure I’m fully fixed yet! 😉😂 @clipperty

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2018
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rachelbrooks

Now I’m walking on sunshine wooaahh and don’t it feel good?! hey! alright now! 🎶 Best I could come up with Jane! 😉😂 @pelly have a sunshiny evening flowers 🌸 #wildlifewednesday #bee #helianthus #perennialsunflower 🌻

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columbiariver

Bee-utiful shot Rachel 💙

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pelly

One of my favourite songs, it always cheers me up when I hear it and I want to sing out loud 🌞🌞🌞

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ShelleySnyder

I agree with Laura! Have a bee-utiful evening Rach!💘😍

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rachelbrooks

Thank you lovely ladies. Enjoy the rest of your day 🌻☀️🌻 @columbiariver @ShelleySnyder

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rachelbrooks

Go for it Jane!! Unless you’re out of course! Well...even if you are! 🤣 its a great happy tune! @pelly

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suerichards

Stunning photo 💛💛👏

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christineb

☀️💛🐝 great choice of song 😊👍🏻

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rachelbrooks

Thanks lovely 🌻🐝 @suerichards

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rachelbrooks

Jane’s choice Chris! It’s a good one! 👍🏼 @christineb @pelly

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lilybee

Beautiful photo Rachel. @rachelbrooks

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pelly

😂😂😂 you haven’t heard me sing Rach, never mind fill the Albert Hall, I’d empty it in seconds!!

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2017
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rachelbrooks

My Lemon Queen in full flower... finished now - should I cut it down to the ground please peeps? 🤔

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susanhumphrey333

This was gorgeous Rachel. Sorry I don't know 🤔

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pauline33

If it done it's done off with its head 😏 was a beauty though 💛💛

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Sue 🌼 I've not had one before so didn't have a clue! 😬 @susanhumphrey333

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Pauline, it did really well for its first year 🌼 does the same apply to rudbeckias too? @pauline33

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pauline33

Yep all your perennials when they start dying back can be cut right back I normally do it in stages so the garden doesn't have bald patches so cut maybe a third if the foliage is still fresh then the rest when the foliage dyes 🤓

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Sephy

If you ever make cuttings for sale from it gimme a shout 👍👌 @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Phew! That's lucky Pauline, that's pretty much what I've been doing! Thank you! 👍🏼😘 @pauline33

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carolgs

That's what I do to @pauline33 otherwise the garden looks sad 😔

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flof1952

I wait for mine to die back Rachel then cut down to ground level :))

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Keely

Wow that's been superb by looks of it 💛💛💛

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Pauline 👍🏼 I've cut the tops off as they looked a bit messy and I'll just cut them back as they die down then 😊 @flof1952

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2017
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rachelbrooks

First flower on the Helianthus...think its Lemon Queen - I'll have to check! Looking very statuesque at the back of the yellow/orange bed 🌼

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vec

Gorgeous 💛💛💛

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icedance

Lovely Rachel 😍I love the soft yellow on this 🍋💛

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fuschia

Very royal looking 💛💛

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pauline33

Beautiful picture Rachel 👌😊💛💛

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rachelbrooks

And yellow! 😉 @vec

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rachelbrooks

It's a lovely colour Sam, contrasts nicely with the deeper yellow of the coneflower nearby 🌻🌼🌻 @icedance

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rachelbrooks

Thank you ma'am! 😉 @fuschia

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rachelbrooks

Aww thanks Pauline ☺️😘 @pauline33

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