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rachelbrooks

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

Hydrangea Petiolaris

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2019
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rachelbrooks

#plant-and-forget That should actually be the instructions on the label when you buy these 🤣 cause they ain’t in a rush...take an age to get going, but once they do...boom! 💥 Beautiful little constellations that smell spicy and sweet, don’t need pruning and don’t need training or tying in (self clinging!), love a shady spot and don’t mind damp, and all the more sweeter cause you’ve waited for bloody ever for them! ⏳⏰🕰😴😉

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scaryskates

Boom boom boom everybody say wayho

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lexijane

Wayho 😂😂 @scaryskates

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Keely

Like little pretty snowflakes 😍💚😍💚😍💚

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rachelbrooks

Well I was singing... Boom shake shake shake the room, tick tick tick boom 💥 but wayohh 🙌🏼 works 👍🏼 @scaryskates

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hobnob

I need some of these to replace my old clematis that spanned 9mtrs long by 4mtrs high..so sad that I have to take it out..hut think the hydrangea will do well it the spot it needs to go. 🌝

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rachelbrooks

They are aren’t they? ❄️ But without the slush babe! 👍🏼😂 @Keely

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Gorgeous....I’m loving my first year of flowers they’re like pieces of lace...

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scaryskates

Isnt it fun when a word or a comment on someone's post just makes you think of a song 🙂

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rachelbrooks

Oh no Jo! You did say you thought it might have to go! 😔 Well this will...but I hope you’ve got infinite patience, cause it won’t happen in a hurry! I’d plant some Clematis in between as well! 🙊 @hobnob

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rachelbrooks

They’re such beautiful, intricate flowers Lainey 😍 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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rachelbrooks

Happens all the time! I quite often wonder where the song I’m singing has appeared from...then realise it’s something someone has said! @scaryskates

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2018
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rachelbrooks

But it’s got the most flowers it’s ever had this year and I love them...so delicate and like little starbursts 🌟 and I’ve never noticed that they’re scented before...quite a sweet/spicy scent 💚 @awomanonabike #climbinghydrangea #scented

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Denise16

So pretty 🤗 Mine haven't got around to flowering yet, this is their 3rd year 😏

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awomanonabike

They are really pretty and I’m not sure I’ve noticed the scent either...

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rachelbrooks

I can’t remember when this first flowered Denise 🤔 think I only got one or two after a couple of years 🙄 do you prune yours? I’ve stopped pruning mine now... @Denise16

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rachelbrooks

It’s right next to Josephine so I thought it was her first of all. Stuck my nose in and realised it was this! It’s not very strong, but it’s there! 😊 @awomanonabike

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Jasonsparkes1

1st year for mine, still a tiny plant

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Keely

Beautiful 💚

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rachelbrooks

Ok Jase...you know how long you wait for a Hellebore? Multiply that by a trillion and you’ll be about there! 🙄🙈😂😂😂 @Jasonsparkes1

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rachelbrooks

Thanks lovely. They are such intricate blooms 💚 @Keely

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Jasonsparkes1

Ha ha, won't be hanging on for that then 😂😂😂

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awomanonabike

The flowers on mine aren’t out yet but I must remember to check when it is 😃

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AlisaJ

Gorgeous! Awesome that it’s already flowering 👌🏼👌🏼

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2018
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rachelbrooks

Ah the heady heights... here’s mine Jacqueline! 🙄 @awomanonabike good job I have infinite patience! 😳🙊😂 #climbinghydrangea #dontrushyourself

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awomanonabike

Ah! Well... you wouldn’t want it much bigger would you 🤔🙄😬

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rachelbrooks

I’d like it to spread out a bit! 😊 @awomanonabike to cover the manky fence! 🙈😂

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scaryskates

Love the little bunny ☺

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rachelbrooks

Ah that’s my special one! Cute int he? 🐰☺️ @scaryskates

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awomanonabike

When it has stopped flowering you could cut the top off to encourage it to go laterally 🤔

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jacaranda

Where did you get the rusty garden stakes on the right, Rachel? Really gorgeous @rachelbrooks 😍

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pelly

I've put this on my wish list today, how long did yours take to get this big Rach? @awomanonabike 🤔🤔

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rachelbrooks

Well that’s a very logical idea Jacq! I could even train it if I put my mind to it I guess! 🙈😂 @awomanonabike

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jeatacake

Appropriately named! 😁

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rachelbrooks

Ooh crikey Barbara 🤔 one of the flower shows...maybe Hampton Court I think 😬 I know they had them at Gardeners World Live as I wanted them and forgot to go back for them! 🙈 if I see them when I go I’ll text you if you like? 😘 @jacaranda

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rachelbrooks

A long, long, long time 😂😂 @pelly

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2017
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rachelbrooks

And the climbing #hydrangea is full of little starbursts 🌟⭐️🌟

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nessas

Lovely Rachel 💟💟 are they a nice climber have wondered about one of these 🤔

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riakat

Beautiful, Rachel 😍 looking forward to mine

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Keely

Lovely 👌😍

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bigemrg

Very pretty Rachel! Dad has one of these and it always looks spectacular at this time of year! 😀

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pelly

That's a fantastic capture Rachel 😍😍😍

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juliesgarden

Morning Rachel , that's so pretty 😊 have a fab Friday 👍👍😘

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rachelbrooks

They are Nessa and self clinging so no wires or supports needed 👍🏼 they do take a while to get going though, so I'd recommend you getting the biggest one you can find if you're going to get one, to give yourself a head start! Oh and they're perfect for shade 👏🏼 @nessas

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Elisa, they're lovely aren't they 🤗 @Riakat

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Ian, is your Dad's quite an established one? I've had this for nearly 10 years I reckon and it's just about covering two fence panels now! 🙂@bigemrg

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rachelbrooks

Aww thank you Jane 🤗☺️ @pelly

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rachelbrooks

Morning lovely, thank you. You too, hope you have the sunshine today! 😬☀️👍🏼 @juliesgarden

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rachelbrooks

Not forgetting the very pretty Petiolaris! #hydrangea

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susanhumphrey333

Love this hydrangea. Mine has stopped flowering though. It grows so quickly I have to cut it back at all different times of the year which I think is the problem. Will check out best times for pruning and try and stick to it

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rachelbrooks

I have never pruned this @susanhumphrey333 I planted it probably 6/7 years ago and for about 4 years it didn't seem to grow although it did flower! It's only really in the last couple of years that's it's started to take off. I don't know when it's supposed to be pruned either! 😂

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fuschia

Love this have often thought about getting it but no where to put it at the mo 😜

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rachelbrooks

Are you sure you can't squeeze it in somewhere?! @fuschia as I say...mine took ages to get going 😂😂😂

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fuschia

Maybe when I get rid of my old shed 🤔🤔🤔

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rachelbrooks

Or grow it up and over the shed! 🙊😂

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