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rachelbrooks

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

Paeonia lactiflora 'Sarah Bernhardt'

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rachelbrooks

Just because...💕🌸💕 #bestofjune Have a sunshiny Sunday flowers 🌸

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Keely

Oh she's beautiful 💖💖💖

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sharonhayden

Such delicate colours beautiful collage

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lovemygarden65

Gorgeous 💗

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debs69

Fabulous 💕🐝💕

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rachelbrooks

Can’t beat Sarah’s pink frilly bloomers 💕🌸 @Keely

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Sharon ☺️ love the little splashes of darker pink and the buds are just as gorgeous I think 💕 @sharonhayden

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rachelbrooks

Exactly Jayney! 😉💕😘 @jaynehynesburton

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rachelbrooks

She’s certainly a beauty Marilyn, thank you 💕🌸 @lovemygarden65

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rachelbrooks

Pink and frilly Debs, what’s not to love?! 💕🌸💕😘 @debs69

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thehardygardener

Sooo frooofy, aw wee snuggly bee, lovely shades of pink

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rachelbrooks

Diamonds are a girls best friend 🎶💍👩🏻💎 and Sarah wears them beautifully 💦 Have a sparkly evening flowers 🌸 #droplets

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suerichards

@rachelbrooks I don’t know how you capture such beautiful photos. You really need to frame this one. Stunning flower 💦 💕🤍💕💦

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Gorgeous photo Rach....and beautiful peony....🤍💗🤍

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jaynehynesburton

Oooo That's lovely

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awomanonabike

Beautiful 💞 No flowers on mine this year but it is only its first year so I’m happy to be patient. At least it is alive 👏👏👏

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debs69

Superb pic 💕🐝💕

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rachelbrooks

Aww thank you lovely ☺️💕 my second favouritest flower in my garden 🌸💕 @suerichards

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rachelbrooks

Fanks Lainey ☺️💕🌸 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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rachelbrooks

Fanks Jayney 💕🌸😘 @jaynehynesburton

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Jacq ☺️ and that’s a good start! 🤣😉 I think we all know you need patience for a Peony...totally worth the wait though! 💕🌸 @awomanonabike

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rachelbrooks

Fanks Debs ☺️💕🌸 @debs69

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mich

It’s gorgeous Rachel 🌸💗🤍

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rachelbrooks

Well good morning you gorgeous thang 💕😍 ain’t that a grand start to the day! Have a t’riffic Tuesday flowers 🌸

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dan5584

Oh well hello Sarah, she’s gorgeously frilly 💓

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rachelbrooks

I can post her today seeing as someone hasn’t posted all their perfect Peonies! 😜Cause I’m not a moker! 😉🤣 She’s my favouritest ☺️💕 @scaryskates

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rachelbrooks

Can’t beat Sarah’s frilly bloomers Dan! They are just the prettiest 💕🥰 @dan5584 probably the plant I most look forward to every year. Maybe. Possibly. 🤣

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dan5584

Well she’s on my list now! Thanks for sharing her 💗

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debs69

Pinkalicious 💕🐝💕

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clipperty

Sumptuous frills! 😘 x x x

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flof1952

Good morning Rachel. Now that's a beauty ....great photo too. Have a good one 👋😮💗

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rachelbrooks

The prettiest pink pom poms Debs 💕🥰 @debs69

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rachelbrooks

She is the frilliest of them all Claudey pops 💕🌸💕 @clipperty I lurrrve her 🥰

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rachelbrooks

🤨🤨🤨 @scaryskates (told ya not to sit in the sun too long! 🤭)

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rachelbrooks

Phew! Glad to see I still have some flowers after all the rain yesterday, especially Sarah 🌸💕🌸 I was expecting her to be on the ground this morning! Have a fab Thursday flowers 🥀 #peony #sarahbernhardt

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vinny3000

Wow beautiful Rachel @rachelbrooks

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jaynehynesburton

Just gorgeous

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dan5584

Such a beauty, with her big tutu on 💗

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angiecrazycatlady

I bought this one from gardeners world magazine they were doing an offer for 3 pink peonies, trouble is mine are all bright pink so think the packer got bi red or ran out and chucked the same 3 varieties in my bag 😩

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AlisaJ

So glad Rach as she’s a beaut 🌸👌🏼I’ve not got Elton John’s ‘I’m still standing’ in my head 🎼😆

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Gary, one of my all time favourites so I always panic in case the bad weather gets to her! 😬 @vinny3000

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rachelbrooks

Fanks Jayney, love her 🥰💕 @jaynehynesburton

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rachelbrooks

Well one of us is dancing round the garden at the sight of her! 💃🏻💕 (I haven’t got a tutu on though! 🙊😆) @dan5584

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rachelbrooks

Oh how annoying Ang! That seems to happen so often 😠 although bright pink is never a bad thing, surely?! 💕 @angiecrazycatlady

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dan5584

😂😂 dance away Rachel! Any sun down your way? X

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vinny3000

Well thankfully the weather hasnt spoilt her and shes done you proud Rachel 😊 @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Frilly #pink bloomers 🌸💕🌸 #peony #sarahbernhardt

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waynefaer

Love it 😍 @rachelbrooks

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Keely

💖💖💖

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Annettenoosa

Another pink beauty 💕

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Eeyore

💗💗💗

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rachelbrooks

To say I’m rather pleased with Mademoiselle Bernhardt’s performance this year may be a slight understatement! Brava Mlle, brava!! 👏🏼👏🏼 #peony #sarahbernhardt

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harebell

Beautiful Rachel..I see what you mean quite the opposite 🖤🌸

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harebell

I’m not sure if this isn’t the one you was asking me about 🤔 @lexijane

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columbiariver

So gorgeous!

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jaynehynesburton

Beautiful 😍

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rachelbrooks

Just a tad! Think yours is the same one Della ☺️ @harebell

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charlotte

Love this.

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lexijane

Looks like it Della @harebell

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Keely

Wow she's beautiful 💕 mines just been dug out today to make room for Summer plants,it's a risk as wrong time of year but only had one flower on and that went over within a week, so it's been potted up ready to be transplanted in October in its new spot no peony day for me it doesn't look well it's sulking 😂😂

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jeatacake

Super show from this one Rach 👌

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Laura, she’s a beauty ☺️ @columbiariver

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rachelbrooks

Thank you Jayney 🌸💕 @jaynehynesburton

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rachelbrooks

Heavenly...delectable...downright blooming gorgeous. And she didn’t take too long at all 🙄😉 🌸💕 #sarahbernhardt #peony

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icedance

All of the above and more Rachel what a beauty 🌸💘

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charlotte

Stupid question alert - peony and roses look so alike when I see people's pictures. In real life are the differences obvious ??

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ada31514

Perfection

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rachelbrooks

Always a delight to see her Sam! Thank you 💕 @icedance

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rachelbrooks

Some of the old fashioned rose flowers do look very similar to a peony flower Charlotte. Peony flowers are normally much larger and rounder and if you’re ever not sure...look at the leaves and stems...peony leaves are much, much larger and they also don’t have thorns! 👍🏼😊 @charlotte

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charlotte

Ah. Thank you Rachel. I know nothing but am trying to learn. 😕😕😕

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rachelbrooks

Pretty close I reckon Angie! Thank you ☺️ @ada31514

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rachelbrooks

You know lots! And we all are! There’s so much to learn! And I don’t know even an iota as much as you about growing veg...so it’s all swings and roundabouts! 😘 @charlotte

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pelly

Just ohhhhh 🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸

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rachelbrooks

Maybe a little ahhhhh too 😉💕 @pelly

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jeatacake

Couldn't you almost just eat that? Looks so sumptuous 🍥🍨

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rachelbrooks

Good grief Penfold! Thought I took a long time to wake up! Looks like Sarah is world champion at it 🏆😴🌸#howlongdoesittakeoneflowertoopen

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lexijane

She’s looking like she’s caught up with mine now chick 👏🏼👏🏼

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rachelbrooks

Race ya! 😜😂 @lexijane

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lexijane

Bring it on 😜🤪😜🤪 @rachelbrooks

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pelly

Love this one 🌸🌸

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carolecuttingitfine

Absolutely gorgeous and worth the wait 🌸🌸

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rachelbrooks

She is a stunner...once she wakes up and puts her makeup on and has her hair done Jane! 😴😂 @pelly

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rachelbrooks

You can’t rush a beautiful lady apparently Carole! 😉🌸 @carolecuttingitfine

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pelly

I got a couple of bare roots a while ago so it’s going to be long wait for mine. In the meantime I’ll just enjoy yours and Lexi’s @lexijane 🌸🌸🌸

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carolecuttingitfine

😂😂😂

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I thought mine were gonna take 34 years to open...🤣 💞👌🏼

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rachelbrooks

‘Kin hell Lainey! I’m not waiting that long! 😆😆 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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rachelbrooks

I like big buds and I cannot lie 🎶 looks like Sarah is going to be extra bootylicious this year...just counted ten buds! Woohoo! Have a fantastic Friday flowers 🌸 #peony #sarahbernhardt #singalongafriday

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moorna

Oh wow, wonderful photo 😍📸

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rachelbrooks

Morning Marianne 💕 thank you @moorna

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carolgs

Beautiful 💕

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pelly

Morning Rach, can't wait to see this one 💕💕

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moorna

Morning Rachel, have a lovely day 💟

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fuschia

Morning Rachel its beautiful. I cannot believe my peonies this year. They are massive 😀😀

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jadojado29

Morning mi Amiga @rachelbrooks She’s a plump one, going to look Fantastic when open 👌 😘

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Morning Rachel rain here today yippee 👏🏼👏🏼

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brightcolours

Swoon... 💖

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juliesgarden

Morning Chuck.... oooo is it a pink one 😉😁👍

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carolecuttingitfine

Wow that’s a stunning shot and a glimpse of what’s to come!

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rachelbrooks

Although...I do have a soft spot for Sarah...🙈 #favouriteflower

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mich

Oh me too it’s a beautiful one Rachel 🌸💗

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jeatacake

Absolutely stunning 🏵

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drumadixit

Gorgeous

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juliesgarden

💕💕💕

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jadojado29

I can see why mi Amiga @rachelbrooks she is Gorgeous 💖😍😘

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Keely

Gawjus 💖💕💖💕

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susanhumphrey333

Absolutely gorgeous Rachel. I don't know much about them. I have one that has never flowered and had two here when we moved in. Do they take a few years to flower?

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rachelbrooks

Isn’t it Mich?! Just so frilly and fabulous! 🌸💕 @mich

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rachelbrooks

It’s an amazing flower Jeff! 👌🏼🌸 @jeatacake

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Uma, so full and pretty! 🌸💕 @drumadixit

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rachelbrooks

And huge blooms too Suz! @jadojado29

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rachelbrooks

Also very happy to see that Sarah made it through the tempest!

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lexijane

Gorgeous 🌸💕 I don't think mine will flower this year but looking forward to seeing her next year 😊

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pauline33

Aww great to see her hail n hearty 👌💖💖💖

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christineb

Gorgeous 💕💖💕

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awomanonabike

What a beauty!

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carolecuttingitfine

Goodness she's flawless!? So pretty! How'd you manage that? My flowers look like they've partied hard at a very wet festival?! 😉

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pattygardd

Perfection

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vec

Wow 💕💕💕

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juliesgarden

Oh wow 💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞

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bigemrg

Oh, so jealous! That is a stunner! 😀

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nessas

What a lovely tempest she is and a fighter 💕💞

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rachelbrooks

Poor old Sarah, no sooner than she arrives she gets battered by the wind and rain - just dashed out to try and give her a bit of support...figuratively and morally!

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nessas

Well she looks a bit perkier in the bottom right pic 😊 seems to of worked 👌🏻

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pauline33

My goodness you are getting it bad 😳

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Jasonsparkes1

It's pants, been raining non stop for 2 days, everything waterlogged and collapsing, now gales ripping through everything 😐

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Keely

Awe hope you got there in time 💕💕💕

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lexijane

😱😢

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icedance

Haven't dared look at mine 😱 she's not quite out yet ... hope yours bounces back 🌸

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sabbanrula

Hope it's doing well with your boost of support 💗💗

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susanhumphrey333

Fingers crossed Rachel 😘

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titchyfra

No! 😔😑 bog off wind you shouldn't be here in June!!

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rachelbrooks

Hope so Nessa! 😬 seems ok this evening - fingers crossed! @nessas

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rachelbrooks

I don't think it was forecast quite this bad Pauline! 😏 it does finally seem to have stopped raining...🙏🏼 still blowy though! 🙄 @pauline33

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rachelbrooks

Evening peeps, hope you've all had a glorious weekend ☀️ another long day out for me today but got home just in time to see Sarah has arrived in grand style 🌸👌🏼💕

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bigemrg

Evening Rachel! Oh, isn't she lovely? Don't think mine will flower this year, which was expected, but still disappointing! Will enjoy yours instead! 😀

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belindah

Wow! She is stunning

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rachelbrooks

Hi Ian, to be honest I'm amazed this has! This is the one I moved last year and thought was a goner (or a gooner as autocorrect put! #coyg 😂) so I'm delighted it has 3 buds on! 👍🏼 oh and this is the original plant, I also have a new one come up where I moved it to! @bigemrg

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carolecuttingitfine

Just gorgeous 💕mine aren't flowering this year either @bigemrg 😔

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lexijane

Err #coys you mean 😂😂😂

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karlpape007

This is beautiful!! Looks like you have had a fantastic weekend!!🏎🏎🏎🏎🏎🏎🏎🏎🏎🛴🚲

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rachelbrooks

I do think they can be temperamental to start with Carole! 😬🙄 this took a few years before it flowered - this is only the second time! @carolecuttingitfine

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rachelbrooks

Have you been drinking Lexi?! 😳😜😂😂 @lexijane

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Karl ☺️ and yes, brilliant weekend 👍🏼 am shattered now though, need another weekend to recover! Hope you've had a good one 👍🏼 @karlpape007

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lexijane

Sober as a judge ossifer 😂😂😂😂

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rachelbrooks

Well, it would appear that the Peony that I moved last year has also decided to return where it originally was and I have 3 buds! That's 2 more than last year and I now have an extra peony as well 👍🏼👏🏼

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titchyfra

Clearly liked its old home, that's great you now have 2, lovely leaf colour 😀

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awomanonabike

Brilliant! 👏🏻👏🏻

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pelly

I love how they do that 😀😀😀

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vec

Nice one, it was obviously happy there 😍

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carolecuttingitfine

Fantastic! How long before it started to flower? I'm into my third season and still no flowers!

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rachelbrooks

Last year was the first time it flowered Carole, I think it had been in either 3 or 4 years - can't remember! 🙈 @carolecuttingitfine

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MelanieAt

That's a fun way to divide a plant.

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Keely

That's fabulous 🌼🌼🌼

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carolecuttingitfine

Basically peony equals patience then.. 😏

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rachelbrooks

Looks like it's thanked me for pulling it about Franca! 🙄🙈 @titchyfra It is a lovely colour, they will go bright green eventually

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rachelbrooks

I think so Carole! Good job they're so beautiful! 🙄 @carolecuttingitfine

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rachelbrooks

#bestof2016 #spring The first flower on my Peony 💕 felt like a proud new Mum. Hope it flowers again next year as I've had to move it...

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pelly

Fingers crossed Rachel. I'm hoping for a flower or two from mine next year but it will only be its second year so maybe not. 😊😊

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rachelbrooks

Mine had been in two years, so you might well get a flower Jane 👍🏼😊 @pelly 🌸

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pelly

Hopefully Rachel. I don't even know what colour it is as I was given it. 😃😃 @rachelbrooks

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drumadixit

So beautiful

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rachelbrooks

Ooh it'll be a lovely surprise then. They're all lovely so it'll be gorgeous whichever it is 😍 @pelly

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brightcolours

💖 very gorgeous.

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pauline33

Won't be long now till springtime 🤗best time of the year peony's just love them 💖💖

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rachelbrooks

Thank you, they're my favourite 💕 @drumadixit @brightcolours @pauline33 I agree, love Spring when everything comes back to life and the colour starts to appear 👍🏼👏🏼😍

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rachelbrooks

@christineb This is mine - blooms as big as tea plates 👌🏼💕

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rachelbrooks

I also think this is a #favouriteflower

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jax63

My favourite 🌸

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rachelbrooks

They're gorgeous aren't they? @jax63 I love them 🌸🌸

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Jasonsparkes1

@rachelbrooks definitely one for the wishlist

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TeresaH

My favourite too but i didnt have any decent photos of mine

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ukjohnny

...i have that one too...yep its a real favourite...

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donnaandrew

Aren't these stunning! All too short lived though.

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rachelbrooks

Yes, that's the only downside @donnaandrew wish they'd stay for longer!

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rachelbrooks

First flower!

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