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rachelbrooks

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

Olea europaea

  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2020
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rachelbrooks

One Martini 🍸 two Martini 🍸🍸 three Martini 🍸🍸🍸 floor 🤪 That’s plenty!! 😉 Well...what else ya gonna make with 3 nolives? 🤷🏻‍♀️🤭 I’ve no idea how this is fruiting, but hey ho!! Cheers flowers 🌸 have a great evening #olive

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valjones-hughes

Just don’t try tasting one 🤢🥴

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rachelbrooks

I was reading about what you have to do with them Val...I had no idea. Think I’ll just pop to the Co-op...they come with garlic and cheese and all sorts in there! 😂 @valjones-hughes

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Jasonsparkes1

Fruiting in winter?? Well done 👍Who knew Essex was so Mediterranean ☉😁

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clipperty

Oli Oli Oli....oi oi oi I’m worried about how my brain works. Yeah I know, what brain? 🤪 x x x

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rachelbrooks

Well thanks 💁🏻‍♀️ not sure I had owt to do wi’ it though! 😂 and come on...you’ve seen my seaside pics...I’m on the Essex Riviera...the Costa Del(boy)Sarfend! 🏝😉 @Jasonsparkes1

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rachelbrooks

I’m sure there’s one there somewhere...🙊🤣😉 but I shouldn’t worry about it...all geniuses think that from time to time! 🤓😉😘 @clipperty

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ublaszko

Not a Greek salad then 😁😁

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rachelbrooks

Good god woman. I can’t eat salad in the winter! Well... only as a side to me steak and chips obvs 👍🏼😉 @ublaszko

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valjones-hughes

There are some things that make you wonder who tried eating them first and then how they decided what would make them palatable. I mean who thought snails would be a good idea, not to mention mussels. Olives are definitely in the category. I decided I had to know and picked one off a tree. Thought I’d poisoned myself for sure!

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rachelbrooks

I often wonder that Val...bread...who decided to grind a bit of grain, add water, leave it and then cook it. That’s quite involved! How did they know that?! 🤔🤷🏻‍♀️ but thanks for almost poisoning yourself and thereby stopping me do it! 😉 ooh escargot with garlic butter and some of that lovely crusty bread...mmmm Although oddly I don’t like mussels! 🙈 @valjones-hughes

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  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2018
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rachelbrooks

Ermagerd!! I’ve got a nolive! 😯 ooh! Shall I press it and make oil, pound it and make tapenade or plonk it and make Martini..? 🤔 Martini it is then! 😉🍸 #olive

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ShelleySnyder

🍸🍸🍸💘😍

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debs69

Perfectly formed 👌

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rachelbrooks

I’ve never seen a freckly one before though Debs! 😂 @debs69

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debs69

It’s “the special one” @rachelbrooks 🤓

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pelly

Definitely a Martini, shaken not stirred 😀🍸🍸

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charlotte

I thought it was an aubergine!!!

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rachelbrooks

José mourinho?! 🤔🤣 @debs69

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rachelbrooks

Either will do just fine Bond! 😂 @pelly

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rachelbrooks

Now that’s gonna be a big Martini Charlotte! 😂 @charlotte

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Oh WoW I thought it was a plum 😲😆 nice one👍🏼

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2016
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rachelbrooks

Just cataloguing... olive under planted with Snowdrops (I think - already forgotten! 🙈)

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janric

Lovely Olive tree😍

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rachelbrooks

I'm so pleased with this Jan - this was my bargain £6 tree from the summer 👍🏼👍🏼 @janric Can't moan for that! 😉

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janric

What a bargain I paid £35 for mine in the summer no where as nice or as big as yours Rachel 👍🏻

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rachelbrooks

Well the cheapest I'd seen them this size before was £20. There's a garden centre near me that does ridiculous deals! Great for us but I've no idea how they make any money! @janric

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susanhumphrey333

Brilliant bargain Rachel. I'm getting tired just looking at what you've done today 😂

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rachelbrooks

I feel less tired today than I will tomorrow sitting at a desk all day! 😔 @susanhumphrey333

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susanhumphrey333

I never feel tired gardening. Only when I stop and then it hits me 😳

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rachelbrooks

Yes, I couldn't move after I'd been digging the other day! 😏 @susanhumphrey333

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susanhumphrey333

It's work for you tomorrow so best get some shut eye. Night night 😘

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rachelbrooks

Yep, up the wooden hill to Bedforshire 😊 n'night flower 😘 @susanhumphrey333

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2016
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rachelbrooks

This has got to be my #bargainbuy @usgardentags 2 for £12!!! About $15!!

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fuschia

Oh wow thats brilliant well done 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

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rachelbrooks

From Hockley market Garden centre Pearl! They have got some great bargains at the moment! 😁😁 @fuschia (I may have bought other things! 🙊)

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juliesgarden

Wow I paid £40 for my 2 😬😬

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rachelbrooks

I couldn't believe it Julie! I nearly bought one for £20 the other day...glad I didn't now 😊 I only want one so I shall give the other to my Mum 👍🏼 @juliesgarden

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fuschia

Looks like I'm off to Hockley then ha ha ha 😂😂. I prefer it there to the one near Hyde Hall not sure why 🤔🤔🤔🤔

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rachelbrooks

'cause it's so bloody cheap! 👏🏼👏🏼🙈🙈 I don't know how they make any money! 😁😁

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chrisdixon

Bargain 👍🏼😜

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debs69

Great purchase 😍👍

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yodamama

👍🏻👍🏻👏🏻

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susanhumphrey333

Jealous😁

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rachelbrooks

Of course 😜😜 @latebloomer

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