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rachelbrooks

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

Hesperantha coccinea 'Major' syn. Schizostylis coccinea 'Major'

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rachelbrooks

Love the little curly wurly bits (think that’s the correct botanical term 🤭) Have a fab day flowers 🌸

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jaynehynesburton

Beautiful 😍😘

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Jayney, did you find one? 😘 @jaynehynesburton

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jaynehynesburton

No me Rachel but I will 😘

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suerichards

So beautiful 😍

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sharonhayden

Gorgeous especially with the rain drops - are they early or late? Seem to flower all year in your garden

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juliesgarden

Fab colour chuck 😍

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rachelbrooks

One of my faves lovely 😍 @suerichards

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rachelbrooks

They normally start September/October and go through til February/March Sharon. Most welcome in the winter darkness! 😍 @sharonhayden

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rachelbrooks

Can see them glowing at the end of the garden me duck. Such a lovely pop of colour 😍 @juliesgarden

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richard.spicer.7906

Still haven’t got round to trying these - yours are stunning Rach 👌🏼❤️

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sabbanrula

They’re amazing flowers 😍

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rachelbrooks

Sizzling! ❤️ Have an awesome day flowers 🌸 #red #kaffirlily

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pauline33

Morning Rachel 🙋‍♀️that’s a beauty ❤️❤️

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rachelbrooks

Morning my lovely, thank you. Brings a real pop of colour to this corner ❤️ @pauline33

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juliesgarden

Oh showstopper ❤️❤️... morning Chuck 😘

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rachelbrooks

Morning again me duck 😘 She’s a superstar...shines bright when everything else is fading ❤️😘 @juliesgarden

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suerichards

Morning Rachel I have only a few of these this year, and they are so pretty ❤️❤️

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rachelbrooks

Morning gorgeous girl 😘 my pale pink one didn’t do very well, but this little cracker has never let me down. Best £2.50 I’ve ever spent on a plant! ❤️ @suerichards

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suerichards

@rachelbrooks bargain 🥰😘

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lovemygarden65

Beautiful ❤️

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rachelbrooks

Thanks lovely, always so bright and cheery 😍 @lovemygarden65

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Jasonsparkes1

Beautiful ❤❤❤

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rachelbrooks

Oregon Sunset finally starting to do her thang! Dunno why I panic...she’s always later than everyone else’s! And on the plus side, she normally flowers through winter! Result! Have a happy Saturday flowers 🌸

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jaynehynesburton

This is gorgeous, it's on my list, must get one 😘

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rachelbrooks

Oh ya must Jayney! 😉 it’s lovely and bright, even on the dullest day ❤️😘 @jaynehynesburton

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jaynehynesburton

I will be on the search me Rachel 😘

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Jasonsparkes1

She's a stunner ❤

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rachelbrooks

Doh! Well, Tis the weekend...maybe they’re just having a lie in! 😴 @scaryskates S’late now though...go and wake ‘em up!

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Jase, she’s a funny colour for in my garden, doesn’t really go with anything, but I love the pop of colour she brings! ❤️ @Jasonsparkes1

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sieveheadsarah

These are fab Rachel, I think my garden needs them in its life 😍

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rachelbrooks

Oh it does, definitely Sarah! 🙊 be a good one for in or around your new pond! 👌🏼❤️ @sieveheadsarah

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juliesgarden

Ooo gorgeous chuck ❤️❤️

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sieveheadsarah

I can put it in the pond Rachel 🤔👍🏼 I'm definitely going to look this up right now!!

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sharonhayden

Very pretty

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rachelbrooks

It’s a long way to the top if you’re only very small...🎶 Nice to see the kaffir lily still blasting out some colour and attracting the wildlife! Have a magic Monday flowers #kaffirlily #oregonsunset

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rachelbrooks

Nah...you’ve been singing it wrong all this time! 😉 Thanks Johnbob ☺️ @scaryskates

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pelly

Morning Rach, what a gorgeous colour. My Oregon Sunset has decided to open at last 😍😍

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rachelbrooks

Morning Jane, it’s so lovely and bright...much needed when everything else is fading! That’s brill! Once it pops it won’t stop! 👍🏼 @pelly

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pelly

I know, I hope it’s as prolific as Pink Princess , I’m definitely going to have more next year 💕💕

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juliesgarden

Morning Chuck, ohhh pinktastic 💕💕💕

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rachelbrooks

My PP is not looking very well 😬 need to move it! @pelly

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rachelbrooks

Morning me duck 🌸💕🌸 always nice to start the day with a bit of pink! 😉 @juliesgarden

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rachelbrooks

#waasawaat 😉 @scaryskates

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pelly

Aww poor Princess 😞😞

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Denise16

Awww what a lovely pic😍

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Denise ☺️ @Denise16

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rachelbrooks

A perfect pop of #autumncolour for such a grey day. Have a good one flowers 🌸 #kaffirlily #oregonsunset

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bandicoot

Cracking pic! 💗

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mich

Lovely pic Rachel 💗

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awomanonabike

Beautiful photo Rachel. I love the curl of the stamens (?)

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rachelbrooks

Thanks ever so James ☺️ @bandicoot

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rachelbrooks

Thank you lovely ☺️ @mich

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Jacq ☺️ aren’t they just the perfect little curlicues? ➰➰➰ @awomanonabike

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awomanonabike

Gorgeous 💕

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pelly

I got two of these at Harrogate and it looks like one of them is going to flower, I hope it looks this good 💕💕

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rachelbrooks

Just neglect it Jane...it’ll love you for it! 👍🏼😂 @pelly

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brightcolours

Fabbo!! #bestofoctober #macro

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juliesgarden

Beautiful chuck 💗💗💗

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rachelbrooks

Ooh hello! You’re early! First little bloom on Oregon sunset 🌄 and some wet stuff! 🙌🏼 have a lovely rainy ☔️ day flowers! 🌸

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AlisaJ

Morning Rach 💞 gorgeous flower and gorgeous shot 💘💦

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rachelbrooks

Morning lovely, thank you! So nice to see raindrops! Who would’ve thunk?! 😌 @AlisaJ

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AlisaJ

Praying for some in my garden 🙏🏼🙏🏼London’s definitely forecasted rain but where I live, it looks like it’s going to stay dry 😒. Hopefully my phone is just wrong! 🙃

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juliesgarden

Fabulous 💞💦💦

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Williamson

Sooo pretty morning Rachel 😊😊

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pelly

Morning Rach, she’s gorgeous, but what is “wet stuff” please? 💓💓

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flof1952

That is early Rachel ...love them. Brilliant photo 👌💖👍

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rachelbrooks

Well I think it’s heading NE from Essex Alisa 😔 @AlisaJ

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rachelbrooks

Morning Helen. Thank you 💕 @Williamson

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rachelbrooks

Morning Jane...really weird it is! Stuff falling from the sky! 🤔 hasn’t stopped all morning. I’d blow it up to you if I could! 😬 @pelly

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Pauline 💕 never known her to arrive before September! Let’s hope she doesn’t get tired too early! ☺️ @flof1952

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rachelbrooks

It’s raining, it’s pouring 🎶 as Barbra once said...looks like it’s an indoor play day today, even Lily is refusing to play out 💦☔️ #rainyday #enoughisenough #bringonspring

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jaynehynesburton

Gorgeous colour. It's stopped raining here for now, it rained all yesterday and last night. Sick of it 😤

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rachelbrooks

It’s so vibrant Jayne! Much needed here this morning...raining two days and nights solid! 😔 @jaynehynesburton

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pelly

That's a beautiful photo Rach, the sun is shining here. ☀☀

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Jane and it’s still peeing down here! 🙄 @pelly

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Jasonsparkes1

Barbra...please...that song belonged to Donna Summer 😉😂 Lovely picture ❤

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carolecuttingitfine

Stunning shot, can’t believe it’s raining there it seems sunny everywhere today - hope it stops soon for you!

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rachelbrooks

Oi! Shut it you! You can go off people ya know! 😜😂 #babsrules @Jasonsparkes1

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Jasonsparkes1

😉😁

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rachelbrooks

Thank you lovely. I know...how lucky am I? 🙄😉 still going too... 😏 @carolecuttingitfine

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plants

Lovely photo Rachel 💕💕💕💕

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rachelbrooks

Thank you Judy @plants

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rachelbrooks

Red sails in the sunset, way out on the sea 🎶 well, in my garden! This little beauty has been flowering nonstop all winter ❤️ have a fabulous Friday flowers

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pelly

Morning Rach, how lovely is that. ❤❤

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bigemrg

Morning again Rachel! Wow! Mine all gave up at the end of December! Enjoy your Friday! 😀

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rachelbrooks

Morning Jane, she is a little trouper ❤️ @pelly

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rachelbrooks

She’s slowing down a bit now Ian, but she’s worked hard since September! 👍🏼 @bigemrg

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Keely

Morning hun have a good day 💕

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mikethegardener

@rachelbrooks Good morning Rachel. That’s a stunner. Have a great day 👋

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rachelbrooks

You too lovely 😘 @Keely

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rachelbrooks

Morning Mike, she’s a hard worker too! Thank you, and to you @mikethegardener

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awomanonabike

Looks wonderful! Makes me jealous though 😍 Mine have sat there with flower buds all winter then flopped over 😂 But there’s always next year...

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rachelbrooks

Oh 😔 what a tease! This is in the only part of my garden which gets any sun at all during the winter Jacqueline...guess I picked a good spot 🤷🏻‍♀️ (without even knowing! 🙈) @awomanonabike

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nessas

Morning Rach how lovely ❤️☺️

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rachelbrooks

When everything else is starting to fade this little beauty bursts into life #bestofautumn

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Jasonsparkes1

Stunning ❤

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gauravsh6

Absolutely Beautiful

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pelly

Beautiful 😍😍😍

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susanhumphrey333

Love it Rachel 😊🌸

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pauline33

Beautiful flowers great picture 👌💕💕💕

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columbiariver

Gorgeousness!

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rachelbrooks

Thanks all, totally love these and for a £2.50 each rescue last year they’re worth every penny! 💕 @brightcolours @Jasonsparkes1 @gauravsh6 @pelly @susanhumphrey333 @pauline33 @columbiariver

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susanhumphrey333

Bargainous 👍

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pauline33

Bargain 👌💕💖💕

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rachelbrooks

Not sure this is s'posed to be flowering now...but I'm not complaining 😊 #wintercolour #pink #kaffirlily

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thehardygardener

Wow waiting fir mine as more sunshine in all oor lives, yay, @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

I thought it would be long gone by now Aly, it's been flowering since September! 😳 @thehardygardener

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tina

Hi Rachel bonus

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susanhumphrey333

Very lucky Rachel any colour is welcome ☺️

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daisy-jane

Beautiful Rachel 😍😍

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rachelbrooks

Hi @tina how are you? And yes, it's a great bonus! Long may it continue! 👍🏼

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rachelbrooks

Definitely Sue! 👍🏼 it can stay as long as it likes 😊 @susanhumphrey333

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Jane 🌸 @daisy-jane

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tina

@rachelbrooks I'm doing OK have been spending get quality time with my daughter she moved to Boston . But weather has not been kind to me .shall be on a bit more now 😄

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thehardygardener

That's light n love fir ya, @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Glad to hear you're ok @Tina and it'll soon be Spring and all of our gardens will come to life again 👍🏼😊

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rachelbrooks

Morning peeps a bit of brightness in the garden via the Kaffir lily, good job as its so foggy! Have a great day all 😊

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jadojado29

Good morning mi Amiga Snap same here. Should be gone by the time I come home later out shopping yet again today. Hope you have a lovely day Rachel @rachelbrooks hope you find time to get your tree 🎄 up 😘

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juliesgarden

Morning Rachel , that's lovely ❤️, surprised you can see it in the fog 🔦👀

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charlottejhurst

I had to find my fog lights again..... I always forget where they are 😂😂

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yodamama

Good morning Rachel. Have a good day 🙋🏻

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bigemrg

Good morning Rachel! Seems it's foggy everywhere this morning! These are quite lovely aren't they?

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janric

Morning Rachel love these pretty lilies another for my wish list 😍 safe journey if your out and about in this fog this morning

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susieg

Morning - that is so pretty. Such a fabulous colour too! 💕

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pauline33

Good morning Rachel beautiful lily 💖have a great day 🤗

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susanhumphrey333

Morning Rachel. Very pretty lily on this foggy day. Take care 😊

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rachelbrooks

Morning Suz 🙋🏻 all gone here now 👍🏼 have fun shopping! I think I will stay indoors today 😊 and yes, get the tree up!! 😁😘 @jadojado29

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rachelbrooks

Morning juliesgardenie - was out in my dressing gown filling the bird feeders up! It is almost fluorescent though! Fortunately the fog has lifted now 👍🏼 have a fab day @juliesgarden

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rachelbrooks

Still drenched from yesterday's downpour 💦

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Keely

You went out then 👍😂😂😂

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rachelbrooks

🙊😂 I did! 👍🏼Surveying what I need to do today...had better make a start on planting the bulbs in the borders! 😁 @Keely

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Keely

@rachelbrooks might be last chance you get, nice day for it ☺ I should be holiday ironing but too nice to iron will sit and enjoy sunshine for a bit longer listening to birds 😘

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rachelbrooks

Oh definitely! You can iron in the dark! (With a light on obviously...otherwise you'd burn yourself! 🙈) I bet you can't wait now! 😁😁 @Keely

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Keely

Yes cant wait to get in that sun this time next week its a sail day so will be out at sea sunbathing on deck with ma fruit cider 👍😍👌

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rachelbrooks

Fantastic! 😎🍹 not at all jealous! 😜 @Keely

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carolecuttingitfine

Whoa another fantastic shot!!

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rachelbrooks

Ah thank you Carole ☺️ @carolecuttingitfine

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jadojado29

Fabulous photo Rachel looks like it has glass beads on the edge 📸😍😘

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rachelbrooks

Thank you lovely ☺️ @jadojado29

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bigemrg

That's a beauty! Love the water drops!

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rachelbrooks

A bargain buy yesterday...2 for £5 Lots of growth and flowers. Just got to find somewhere to put them now 🙈

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jaynehynesburton

Ooo That is lovely Rachel 😊

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rachelbrooks

It's a lovely colour isn't it Jayne?! Absolutely no idea where I'm going to put it...just read it doesn't like heavy clay...could be a problem in my garden! 😁😁 @jaynehynesburton

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jaynehynesburton

The clay is a real menace sometimes, my mum battled it for 45yrs in her old house

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rachelbrooks

In two of my beds I've managed to improve it quite a bit but the third one is taking some doing! That's another of my jobs later...digging in some manure and I might add a bit of grit as well 🤔 it's great because it's fertile, but it's bloomin' hard work sometimes 😁 @jaynehynesburton

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jaynehynesburton

Ooo sounds like you are doing well, yes it does have its advantages. Let us know how you do 😊

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bigemrg

Oh I love these Rachel! What a bargain buy!

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rachelbrooks

I thought so Ian...had to have them! 🙊😁 @bigemrg

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brightcolours

Ooh!! Lovely. #kaffirlily #schizostylis

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susanhumphrey333

Bargain Rachel, especially with the flowers. My bargains from yesterday didn't have flowers but hope they will next year. Will post them later 😀

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rachelbrooks

Thanks girls 😊 @brightcolours @susanhumphrey333 and yes do Sue...Although I am now so behind seeing everyone's posts I'll probably catch up by Wednesday I reckon! 😂

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susanhumphrey333

I know I keep doing other things and keep getting behind on here. Think I'm getting a bit OCD with GTs. 😂

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