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rachelbrooks

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

Passiflora

  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2019
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rachelbrooks

So it eventually stopped raining and I went outside for an explore. Found this little one hiding her light under a bushel...well behind the trellis actually. Can’t believe she’s still flowering! 💕 but I’m not complaining 😊 Have a lovely evening flowers 🌸

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juliesgarden

Luverly 💜

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sushiwaitress

Great #closeup

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Such a complex piece of engineering.......👌🏼😉

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columbiariver

That's what I was thinking Elaine @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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rachelbrooks

Thanks ladies ☺️ @juliesgarden @sushiwaitress @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom @columbiariver Definitely! As whacky as a piece of Heath Robinson machinery!

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kylers

Beautiful photo

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Jasonsparkes1

Amazing flowers 💚

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Kylee ☺️ @kylers

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rachelbrooks

Butterly onkers! @Jasonsparkes1 😉💜

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suerichards

I agree, so complex and beautiful 💚💜💛

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rachelbrooks

So intricate and beautifully detailed 👌🏼💜 @suerichards

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rachelbrooks

Check out those lashes! Good enough to make any Essex girl well jel! 😉 have a fab evening flowers 🌸 #passionflower

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debs69

Looks spectacular 😎

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juliesgarden

Gorgeous 💜

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Keely

She's a bit 80's with indigo mascara did you tell her times moved on or are Essex a bit behind times 😂😂💜

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rachelbrooks

Fanks Debs. A new one and the second bloom. Loving it 💕💜 @debs69

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rachelbrooks

Ta me duck ☺️ @juliesgarden

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rachelbrooks

Nowt wrong wi’ that lass! 😂😉 ooh! Wonder if you can still get that? Used to love that and electric blue tights! All in the best possible taste as Kenny Everett would say! 🤣 @Keely

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jendren

Stunning Rachel 💜

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Nic 💕 hope I can keep it going for next year! @jendren

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christineb

Gorgeous 😍😍😍

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Chris 💕 be lovely when it starts to mingle with the other one too! @christineb

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Jasonsparkes1

Well now I expected you to have lashes in a matching colour 💜😉😁

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rachelbrooks

Ok, so I went to the garden centre. Couldn’t not have this, could I?! Glad you agree..! 🙊😉 Have a serene Sunday flowers 🥀 #passionflower #itspink 💕

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scaryskates

Love it, what's she called ?

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dan5584

💜💗💜💗💜

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rachelbrooks

She is the most regal Empress Eugenie apparently @scaryskates Hope she’s not all airs and graces! She won’t do well in my garden if she is! 😆

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Williamson

Beautiful, iv just got one but no flowers aren't they beautiful, I luv them 😊

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rachelbrooks

They are genius in a flower Helen! They always amaze me! This has another couple of buds too! Hopefully yours will get some this year! 🤞🏼🌸 @Williamson

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scaryskates

Oh I have her 😂 👍

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lovemygarden65

Beautiful 💜💗💚

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rachelbrooks

🤦🏻‍♀️🙈🤣 @scaryskates mine must be betterer than yours then! 🙊😉😆🤭

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rachelbrooks

Couldn’t resist her Marilyn 🌸💕 @lovemygarden65

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sharonhayden

You deserve it after all that hard work in the office😀

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rachelbrooks

😆🤣 I reckon so Sharon! 😉👍🏼 @sharonhayden

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2019
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rachelbrooks

On my last wander of the day and found this little beauty. What a nice way to end the day 💜💚💜 #passionflower

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scaryskates

Mind bogglingly beautiful I just love em 👍 yep what a way to end the day, and on my mooch after work I found 2 Victoria's in flower 😌👈 that's my smug face 😆

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rachelbrooks

You have to go one betterer! 😛🤣 they are the most bonkers flowers though ain’t they 💜 @scaryskates

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scaryskates

My absolute favourite flower 🙂

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suerichards

Wow that’s a fabulous photo and a stunning flower 💜💜🥂

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rachelbrooks

Think I need a pink one 🤭 my red one died 😏 @scaryskates and no buds on my white one, again

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rachelbrooks

Thanks lovely, don’t think there’s a bad angle on these 💜💚 @suerichards

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scaryskates

My red one died and probably the one I was most looking forward to seeing 😮 oh well teaches me for buying it from B&Ms 🤣

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rachelbrooks

Cheapskates! 🙊🤣 Snap! 😆😆 @scaryskates I’ve never seen it anywhere else though 🤷🏻‍♀️

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lilybee

So many elements to this aren't there and nature puts them together so beautifully. 💕

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rachelbrooks

Incredible Sue! Nature’s engineering at its best I think 💜💚 @lilybee

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carolgs

Such a magnificent flower never ceases to amaze me💚💜

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rachelbrooks

Crazy and gorgeous from every angle...and making up for not flowering earlier in the year 💚💜💚 #passionflower #bonkers #loveit

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ShelleySnyder

Woohooligans!! On my wish list!!💘😍

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rachelbrooks

The mother of all woohooligans! 🙌🏼Completely mad Shelley! (Wonder why I love it so much 🤔🤨😉) @ShelleySnyder

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susanhumphrey333

Perfection 😍

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ShelleySnyder

It is!! Sadly they just refuse to grow for me so I can only enjoy yours!💘😍

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rachelbrooks

Ooh! as good as that flower?! 😘 I agree though, they’re just amazing! @susanhumphrey333

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rachelbrooks

No way Shelley?! Why? 🤷🏻‍♀️😔 @ShelleySnyder

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ShelleySnyder

I don't really know why peach, I've tried 3 different times to grow one and all 3 failed miserably! So I'm giving up ,at least until the next time I try again!😂😂😂💘😍

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scaryskates

Lavley my absolute faves

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columbiariver

Super dooper flowers!

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Don’t you just love that feathery necklace.....💜💚 it’s very Aztec like...😉

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rachelbrooks

Oh what a shame! Well that sounds like a fine plan lady! If at first you don’t succeed... 👍🏼😘 @ShelleySnyder

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rachelbrooks

Morning all. No sign of any flowers on my white or red Passionflower, but this one is blooming lovely! Have a serene Sunday flowers 🌸 #passionflower #totallybonkersflower

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kamaki

Morning Rachel! How are you doing today? Thanks, serenity your way too!... Btw beautiful flower!!

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vinny3000

Wow @rachelbrooks

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debs69

Looking spectacular Rachel 🤗

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Keely

Morning petal this one makes up for the others 💜💜

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harebell

Morning Rachel 😀 that’s beautiful 🙌

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rachelbrooks

Morning Andreas, thank you. Happy Sunday 🌞 @kamaki

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Debs, pleased with how it’s looking 👍🏼☺️ @debs69

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rachelbrooks

Even more so cause this is my one from a cutting chick! ☺️ @Keely

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rachelbrooks

Morning Della. Aren’t they amazing flowers?! Have a fab day @harebell

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carolecuttingitfine

Love love love these!

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rachelbrooks

Was so happy to see lots of buds on this this year...only to be gutted to find that they had dried out. A few however made it and there’s lots more forming ☺️ This is a precious plant, so has to be my #bestofjuly #passionflower #specialplant #totallybonkersflower

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linfoster

Wow 😲

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scaryskates

My favourite flower they are magical 👍

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Williamson

Beautiful Rach, I was watering a good few days ago I have a thornless blackberry there was loads of fruit on it just saying to myself great loads of blackberry and apple crumble this year no way was watering the other night and no fruit left on it shd have put netting on it no crumble now with my own fruit gutted ha ha 😳😳

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ShelleySnyder

WOOHOOLIGANS!! That is something else!!💘😍

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rachelbrooks

They are pretty special I agree ☺️ @scaryskates

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rachelbrooks

Oh no Helen!! 🙈 how annoying!! Will no more form now then? 🤔 @Williamson

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rachelbrooks

Oh this is the mother of all woohooligans Shelley!! 👍🏼😉🤣🤣 @ShelleySnyder

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mariomartins

😍💜💛💚💜💛💚😊😀

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ShelleySnyder

Yes it is!😁💘😍

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Curiouser and curiouser....🤯😘

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debrascott

Fabulous photo 😍

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rachelbrooks

Well that was a lovely surprise this morning! First bloom on the Passionflower (and lots more buds too!) 💜💚💜 Have a floriferous Fursday flowers! 🌸 #passionflower #specialplant

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suerichards

Morning Rachel. That’s beautiful 💜

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rachelbrooks

Morning Sue ☺️ just the most fantastic, funky flowers! @suerichards

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scaryskates

Woo hoo my faves and it's stunning ellen 👍

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AlisaJ

Morning Rachel! What a lovely start to the day! 💜💚🎉 have a good’un!!

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flof1952

Morning Rachel. Such stunning flowers .....great photo 👋😊👌

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Keely

Morning Hun that's a beauty have a good day 💜💜

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christophrost

What a flower

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rachelbrooks

Ta very much Johnbob. Fabulous taste...they are such cool flowers! @scaryskates

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rachelbrooks

Morning Alisa, certainly was. Put a smile on my face for sure! ☺️ @AlisaJ Have a fab day too

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rachelbrooks

Morning Pauline, thank you. Aren’t they just the most wonderfully bonkers bloom?! 👌🏼💜💚 @flof1952

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rachelbrooks

Morning lovely, thank you. Just love ‘em! 💜💚 have a fab day too ☺️ @Keely

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rachelbrooks

One of my late FIL’s Passionflowers which will always remind me of him, as the one in his garden was the first I saw and it’s mahoosive...covers the fence the whole side of the garden. Happy to say the cutting I took is thriving in my bath and it will remind me of his zest for life, his absolute love of his garden and what a funny, funny man he was. Besides which they’re just an incredible flower #thoughtfulflower #passionflower

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susanhumphrey333

Sounds a lovely man Rachel 😍

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

This sounds stupid but the only garden related thing that reminds me of my FIL is a row of breeze blocks with geraniums shoved down the holes....every year without fail...🤣🤣🤣

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rachelbrooks

He was flower, a real joker 👍🏼 @susanhumphrey333

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rachelbrooks

Lol Elaine. And do you replicate that in your garden? 😉 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

@rachelbrooks I’ve tried but you just can’t get the same quality of block....🤪

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pottybird42

I'm so silly I really thought you meant it was in you're bath - in the bathroom, I'd forgotten about your garden arrangement 😬🤕🤐

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ShelleySnyder

Stunner of a flower and beautiful story Rachel!!💘😍

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Keely

Beautiful Lovely memory of him 💜💜💜

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rachelbrooks

🤣🤣 Elaine @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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rachelbrooks

Well it may as well be in the indoor one Gill, no one ever uses it 😂 @pottybird42

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rachelbrooks

It’s a special one Shelley 💜 @ShelleySnyder

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rachelbrooks

Good morning peeps, how apt that my Passionflower has it's first bloom today 💚 have a peaceful Sunday all #white #passionflower #Sunday #holyflower

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vec

Morning Rachel. So pure and beautiful 😍

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Diane76

Soo clean and crisp 👌

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rachelbrooks

Morning Julie 🙋🏻 me or the flower? 🤔😂 thank you, was really looking forward to seeing this one and it hasn't disappointed 👍🏼 @vec

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vec

You of course Rachel 😂😂😂

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rachelbrooks

Looks unreal doesn't it Diane? Wonder if it'll stay like this! 🤞🏼 @Diane76

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jeatacake

Morning Rach. That's an absolute beauty 😍

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rachelbrooks

Morning Jeff, thank you. Didn't manage to get the pink one like I saw last year, but this goes perfectly with all the other white in the bath! 👍🏼 I must remember to take a cutting as it's not hardy! 😬 @jeatacake

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jeatacake

Very wise if you can't bring it in any other way. 👍

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jadojado29

Morning mi Amiga @rachelbrooks Gorgeous very apt for today 👌😍 hope you have a wonderful Sunday Rachel 😘

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BillWatson

Gorgeous plant Rachel hopefully mine will get there too

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rachelbrooks

Buenos Dias amiga! It must've known! Have a lovely day too! 😘 @jadojado29

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rachelbrooks

Last one...and a bit of a special one - took this from my late father in laws' Passionflower (they always remind me of him) and it is growing great guns! Will be elated if I can keep it going and plant out to cover the trellis behind the bath! 🛁 #cuttings

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fuschia

I had passionflower but it got too rampant in the wrong place so had to go. Love it though 😍

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katgreen

@rachelbrooks I have one in a pot. Do you think I can leave it out over winter it's my first year 😆

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rachelbrooks

So it really was passionate then Pearl?! 😜 the plant this is from is huge - goes all down one side of the fence (about 80') think it might take a while though for mine to get like that though! 😊 @fuschia

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rachelbrooks

Not sure Kat because there are different ones...🤔 might be an idea for the first year or maybe give it a nice fleecy blanket 😊@katgreen

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katgreen

@rachelbrooks thanks, think I will try the fleecy blanket, I gave it a oblisk but it's also decided to work it's way up the pergola so prefer to leave in situ 😆

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rachelbrooks

Yes, probably easier @katgreen 😂😂

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susieg

That's s lovely idea - fingers crossed 🤗

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rachelbrooks

And toes Susie! Thank you ☺️ @susieg

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7walnutclose

Good luck, however it is looking very healthy so should get masses of new growth in no time 😊

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rachelbrooks

Ooh I hope so Robert! 👍🏼👍🏼 @7walnutclose

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rachelbrooks

One of Dad's Passionflowers. It's got it all going on! #upclose #passionflower

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jeatacake

It's as though it almost has a piece of Heath-Robinson type machinery incorporated into it! 😃

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rachelbrooks

😂😂 it does Jeff! @jeatacake

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rachelbrooks

I would like to take a cutting from Dad's Passionflower...is there an optimum time to do this and any tips for a successful cutting please? 😊

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charlottejhurst

http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/passion-flower/propagating-passion-flower.htm

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charlottejhurst

Just looked this up. Might be useful 😊😊

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rachelbrooks

Brill! Thanks lovely 👍🏼😘 @charlottejhurst I shall give it a go...

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susieg

That's beautiful @rachelbrooks I'm contemplating one myself.

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usgardentags

Fabulous 📸📸📸📸

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rachelbrooks

Let's do it! 👍🏼 @susieg I have no idea why I haven't already got one! 🤔😬

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rachelbrooks

Thank you 😊 @usgardentags

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susieg

I know @rachelbrooks! Why haven't we got one? Let's

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carolgs

They come from seed, if the plants produces fruit use the seed inside I'm forever pulling up seedlings from fallen fruit

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Carol.👍🏼 It does. So I'll try it that way as well. @carolgs

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carolgs

Semi- ripe cuttings(not the really soft young stem but not the woodier stem somewhere in-between, just above a leaf joint at the top of cutting and just below the next leaf joint down should do it sorry if that is like teaching you to suck eggs excuse the phrase) from the mother plant are best then you know you will get an exact copy of the plant

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rachelbrooks

This is my late father in law's Passionflower. Every time I see one of these it reminds me of him. When I first went round there, when I met my husband it was the first time I had seen a Passionflower and I was enthralled by it. It's still going strong 30 years later 💜

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charlottejhurst

That's a lovely memory to have 😚😚

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fictionalfuture

This is amazing 30 yr old passion flower! I love them the flowers look like mini UFOs I had one which grew amazingly for 1 year and flowered till November. But then never came back the next year :(

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rachelbrooks

Jamie I think some varieties are tender whereas this one is clearly quite hardy! Their garden is south facing and fairly sheltered. 😊 @fictionalfuture

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pauline33

Wow 😊💕

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SylviaDavies

Beautiful! Such a lovely to match this special flower! Has this one formed a bush?

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rachelbrooks

Thank you Sylvia. It's hard to tell...it's huge. It goes along the side hedge, behind the greenhouse and then forms a hummock(?) over the end wall. It's quite spectacular. I'll have to try and get a better pic next time I'm there (along with a cutting!) 😊 @SylviaDavies

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SylviaDavies

Oh yes I love cuttings as they all have a story and a link to someone else's garden or your own! It's more personal somehow! 😃

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rachelbrooks

Definitely Sylvia. It'll be lovely to have a part of Dad in our garden - he was so passionate about his 💜@sylviadavies

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SylviaDavies

Go do it Rachel @rachelbrooks ❤ take a few and place them in different places ☺

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rachelbrooks

I will Sylvia 😘 @SylviaDavies

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