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rachelbrooks

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

Hydrangea paniculata 'Candlelight'

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2017
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rachelbrooks

Fortunately this one is doing much better this year after escaping the clutches of a rampaging Euphorbia! (I pruned it and it died...🙈) #white #hydrangea

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Diane76

Sounds familiar 😁🖒

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rachelbrooks

Oops Diane! 😬🙈 @Diane76

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vonnylovesolly

Love that arrow dial wind thingy, reminds me of Game of Thrones 😍 xx

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Vonny, I've had this for donkeys years and I still love it! Rusting away a bit now! D'you know I've never seen one bit of Game of Thrones?! 😬 @vonnylovesolly

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vonnylovesolly

Most of my friends haven't seen it either, I'm obsessed with it 😂 Your thingy looks like the metal ring thingy in the intro which revolves. Xx

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rachelbrooks

Oh! I thought it was just me! 😂 and I'll have to have a look on YouTube 👍🏼 @vonnylovesolly

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vonnylovesolly

Most people I know haven't watched it haha xxx

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2017
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rachelbrooks

Just starting to flower 💚 hoping this will do better this year now it's not being smothered by Euphorbia. #hydrangea

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geoffboston

Love the astrolabe.

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Geoff, gives the flower heads a bit of support! 👍🏼 @geoffboston

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2016
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rachelbrooks

#autumn #fall #hydrangea

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susieg

Lovely 💕

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rachelbrooks

They are lovely all the way through 👌🏼🌸 @latebloomer @susieg

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2016
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rachelbrooks

Fading flowers... #firstsignsofautumn

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missiscook

Mine are in a sorry state too Rachel. Good shot tho!

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rachelbrooks

Thanks ladies 😊 i actually quite like them when they fade - like a beautiful woman in her later years! 😂😂 @missiscook @latebloomer

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rachelbrooks

Glad to be of service Deborah! 😉 you have a fabulous day 👌🏼🌸 and thank you 😘 @latebloomer

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susanhumphrey333

I like all their different stages. These look a bit like little butterflies 😍 @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Me too Sue! Such value for money flowers...get loads of different looks throughout the year! 😉 and they do look like little butterflies! 👌🏼😊 @susanhumphrey333

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rachelbrooks

Ugh! That's practically the middle of the night! Will do Deb! See you at the weekend! 😊 @latebloomer

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rachelbrooks

Oh my! Sounds like torture! Stay strong my friend! 🖖🏼😂😘 @latebloomer

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rachelbrooks

I'm with you on that one @latebloomer - have 4 hours of commuting too! It's the pits 😳

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2016
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rachelbrooks

Hydrangea #upclose oh! And Adam! 🐜

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tina

Hi Adam

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missiscook

Looks like Adam's going a bit of photo bombing ...🐜 Great pic @rachelbrooks

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missiscook

Ooops! That should be doing

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pottybird42

Excellent cameraology 👍🏻

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rachelbrooks

Ooh! Special! Thanks 😘 @pottybird42

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2016
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rachelbrooks

Sometimes just green and white is enough.

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vonnylovesolly

😀 Beautiful! Xx

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rusty

The simplicity of colour helps show off the detail of its form. Lovely ☺

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rachelbrooks

Thank you @vonnylovesolly @rusty you're right Sandra -it's the simplicity I love. This is one of my favourite spots in my garden! 😊

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susytwoshoes

Absolutely cool combination love it☺

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rachelbrooks

Thank you @susytwoshoes me too! 😊

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fuschia

Not seen this before, its true perfection 👌

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rachelbrooks

It's not all one @fuschia it's the hydrangea flowers fighting their way through a Euonymus 😁

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2016
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rachelbrooks

I'm amazed it still flowers as I cannot see the foliage at all - has been overtaken by the rather thuggish Euphorbia next to it (which is on my list to thin out! 😬)

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rachelbrooks

My Hydrangea Paniculata starting to flower. Love the delicate #green of the petals as they unfurl 💚

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pottybird42

Lovely., another one for my shopping list 😊

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