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rachelbrooks

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

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2017
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rachelbrooks

Aww how sweet...babies! 😱 #macro #sweetpea #greenfly #pests

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pelly

Fantastic capture Rachel, talk about right place, right time 💚💚💚

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ukjohnny

..super shot

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rachelbrooks

Not hard in my garden this year Jane! 🙄😂 @pelly thank you ☺️

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rachelbrooks

Cheers John 👍🏼 @ukjohnny

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purplebird

Ewww bad bugs, bad bugs. But great shot🤗 Love the color of the flower.

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kvetinka

😨

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rachelbrooks

Although doesn't the lime green go nicely with the purple Michelle?! 💚💜😂 and there's millions of them in my garden this year! 😬 @purplebird

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rachelbrooks

I know Betty! They were swiftly sprayed with soapy water! @kvetinka

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purplebird

Oh how nice for you. Hope they go with the other flower colors too.😂😂🙄😣

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greenfinger14

Loving all yr insect pics 👌📸😍

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rachelbrooks

😂😂 not so well Michelle! But I don't think I have a lot of choice this year! 😬 @purplebird

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rachelbrooks

Good morning #sweetpea think this one is called Onyx Mix, no real scent to it though, maybe there's not enough flowers yet! #sweetpeachallenge this mix includes 'almost Black', 'Windsor', and 'Frances Kate' #sweetpea #mousegate

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harebell

Gorgeous collage Rachel 🙌🙌🙌

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pelly

I like the colours Rachel, good morning to you too 💜💜💜

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Della 💜 @harebell

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scaryskates

Lovely lilacs and purples , should arrive at yours around 10am tomorrow rach , ps your pork scratchings are now a bit soggy .

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steadysgirl7

Look lovely, the colours look very posh :)

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rachelbrooks

Morning Jane, I'm really liking the colours too 💜 would like a few more flowers though! 😉 @pelly

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Gary 💜 and eww, soggy pork scratchings 🤢😝 mind you, the lettuce is a bit limp now as well! Lucky I've got more! 👍🏼😉 @scaryskates

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rachelbrooks

Ooh thanks Lyndsey, I like that! 😉 @steadysgirl7

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pelly

Gary chucked me out of the basket for eating all the Strawberries Rachel, so I won't be there, sorry. @scaryskates . Mine took a little while to get going but they are flowering well now, they won't be long 😊😊😊

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nessas

They look lovely Rach growing through your obelisk 👌🏻😍

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susanhumphrey333

Me neither @pelly @scaryskates I fell asleep on Sunday and fell off 😂 Looks like it's just the two of you then Rachel and Gary 😉 What happened to @awomanonabike 🤔 Loving the sweetpeas Rachel 😍

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rachelbrooks

Although saying that Jayne, just had a peep at this one of mine - the buds seem to be coming from the centre of the leaves...🤔 @jaynehynesburton You have to laugh...this is one of the seeds I had leftover when I sowed mine in October, I literally chucked them in the planter outside my back door and they've done the best out of all of them! 🙄🙈 Remember this Sue? 😂 @susanhumphrey333

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jaynehynesburton

😂😂 Usually the way

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jaynehynesburton

It's like those Anemone bulbs 😂 it said plant the nobbley bit up the whole bulb was nobbley, me and Lexi had a laugh she was doing some too, in the end I was just throwing them in the hole and they have come up great 😂

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rachelbrooks

Yes! It's impossible to tell which way round they're s'posed to go! 🙈😂 @jaynehynesburton

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columbiariver

Oh so pretty! And so much easier!

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rachelbrooks

I think I'll use this method every year Laura! 😂 @columbiariver

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susanhumphrey333

Who could forget the "chucking method" Rachel 😂 and its flowering too 👍 I remembered your method recently when I was thinning some poppies. I chucked them in a patch of soil, threw a bit of soil on the top of the little pile and watered them. They didn't look good but some of them are growing now 👍😊😂 @jaynehynesburton

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rachelbrooks

I think it's the way forward Sue! 😂😂 @susanhumphrey333

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rachelbrooks

My Sweet Pea is just showing off now 😂😂 -it has 3 flowers! 🎉 and they're #red

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yodamama

Beautiful 👍👏🏻

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bluebell66

Aw, lovely. I love the support too ❤️

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rachelbrooks

Thank you @yodamama @bluebell66 😊

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susanhumphrey333

Very sweet Sweet pea 😀

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plants

Just love Sweet peas 👍😀🌺🌿🌸🌿

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brightcolours

#support #sweetpea

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rachelbrooks

Thank you 😊 @susanhumphrey333 @latebloomer They have taken their time! 😂 then again, I started them late and was beginning to think I'd get no flowers, so really happy with my 3 flowers 👍🏼😉

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pauline33

@rachelbrooks 👏👏👏👍💕

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rachelbrooks

After having been in my friend's garden I felt a bit deflated coming back to my mess...but then I found this 😊👍🏼 #sweetpea #itsthelittlethings

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rachelbrooks

@katgreen @juliesgarden Yay! 😂😂

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rusty

Lovely colours! Aren't you the lucky one?! 👏👏👏

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rachelbrooks

Was most surprised @rusty. This is only the third flower and the other two were plain! 😊😊

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debs69

Very pretty and I'm sure your garden isn't a mess 😍

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katgreen

@rachelbrooks That's a beauty 😆

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jeatacake

Is that a new type? It looks great👍

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rachelbrooks

Thanks 😘 @debs69 feels it - can't cut the grass because we've seeded patches so that looks scruffy and because I wasn't here to water last night or this morning it all looks parched! It'll be ok once I've given a good water later👍🏼

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rachelbrooks

Thanks 😊 @katgreen was most excited! 😂

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rachelbrooks

I have no idea Jeff! 😂🙈 @jeatacake I like it though!

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jeatacake

& that's all that matters! 😉👍

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pauline33

Beauty looks hand painted ☺️💕

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rachelbrooks

Was about to celebrate having two flowers on the sweet pea...and one fell off! 😂😂😂 there were definitely two...if just for a fleeting moment!

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juliesgarden

😰😰

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katgreen

😮😕hopefully many more will appear soon 😊

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rachelbrooks

I hope so! @katgreen but I'm not counting my chickens! 😂😂

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