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rachelbrooks

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

Rhodochiton atrosanguineus

  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2020
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rachelbrooks

Well there’s a sight to warm the cockles of your heart 💚 (what are the cockles of your heart? Funny saying!) found lots of new leaves appearing on the Bellvine, what a fab surprise! And perfect for Valentine’s Day! 💚 Have a lovely day flowers 🌸 #foliagefriday #newgrowth

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jaynehynesburton

Morning me Rachel, I kept fancying on of these, then I remember we have 30 C&S plants to put it our gardens this year 😁😘

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rachelbrooks

😂🙈 morning Jayney. Another little one won’t hurt surely?! 🙊😘 @jaynehynesburton

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jaynehynesburton

😂 If I see some seeds I might just get a packet 😄😘

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rachelbrooks

🙈🙈🤣 @jaynehynesburton

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suerichards

Morning @rachelbrooks Happy Valentine I hope you have a wonderful day 💕🥰💕

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rachelbrooks

Morning gorgeous girl, you too lovely 😘 @suerichards

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awomanonabike

Such a romantic plant... Looks like it will make it through the winter which is an added bonus 👏👏👏💜

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rachelbrooks

At this stage Jacq! 🙊 well it’s a good sign I think!! Fingers crossed it’ll keep going! 🤞🏼 how’s yours doing? @awomanonabike

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awomanonabike

It is almost spring! One still has some green leaves but generally looking a bit dead! Last year one grew back though...

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rachelbrooks

Yippee! Yes I remember, because I was most envious! And if there’s green, it’s keen! 😉 @awomanonabike

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awomanonabike

Absolutely 👍

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rachelbrooks

Before...during...after...don’t say a word! 🤨🙊 Luscious colour though ain’t they? 😉 have a t’riffic evening flowers 🌸 #purplebellvine #purplebellendvine #rudebotany #donkeybits #iblameclaudia

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jaynehynesburton

Well!! 😁 That's lovely me Rachel 😘

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flan1971

🤔😂😂

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rachelbrooks

🤭 Such a quickly little flower Jayney. Love it 😘 @jaynehynesburton

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I love this bell flower donkey bits 🤭 reminds me of the chocolate vine...must be the colour..it’s a beauty 😘

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ShelleySnyder

👍👍👍🤪💘😍

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juliesgarden

On my wish list Rachel 😉😂💜

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mojo

And on mine 😉😄

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rachelbrooks

S’naughty, but nice innit Lainey?! 🙊😉 yes, very similar colours...dark and vampy and delish! 🖤💜🖤 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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rachelbrooks

😉👍🏼 well I’m going to attempt to save some seeds girls...if I’m successful I’ll send you both some 😘 @juliesgarden @mojo

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juliesgarden

Ooo brilliant chuck 😱👍🏻😘

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juliesgarden

No idea why horror face 😂😂

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rachelbrooks

Ding dong 💜🔔 woohoo! Look Barbaranda! I got flowers! 😘 #purplebellvine #plantsfromfriends @jacaranda

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awomanonabike

Woohoo! Aren’t they the best 💗💜💚

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rachelbrooks

Totally bonkers Jacq! Love ‘em! How’s yours doing? 😊 @awomanonabike

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awomanonabike

Really well. The one that came through the winter is doing best. I’ll go and see if it’s feeling photogenic...

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sharonhayden

They look a bit weird to me 😉

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rachelbrooks

I’m most impressed you got it through the Winter Jacq! Although that’ll be the Mediterranean/Cumbrian climate I spec! 😉 @awomanonabike

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rachelbrooks

Oh they get weirder Sharon and their #apnc isn’t purple bellend vine for nothing! 😯🙊🤣 @sharonhayden

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sharonhayden

Oooh errr 😜

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suerichards

That’s a beauty 💜💜💜

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awomanonabike

Yes, it must be the amazing Cumbrian climate. I’m so lucky 😎😉

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jacaranda

Well done, Rachel! Mine are very slow this year but I’m hoping they’ll be looking magnificent by the time you all come to the garden in September 🤞😂😘

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rachelbrooks

Thanks lovely 😘 just need my cup and saucer to join now! @suerichards

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rachelbrooks

Let the bells 🔔💜🔔 ring out for Christmas 🎶 Purple bellvine still looking a-pealing 😉 have a fab Friday flowers #purplebellvine #purplebellendvine #apnc

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sherrisgarden

Fantastic plant !!!! New to me

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juliesgarden

Morning Chuck.... beautiful 💜💜. I woke up thinking it was Saturday 🤔🤪🤣🤣🤣

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cee

Very lovely, mine didn't survive, will have to try again🤔🔔🔔

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rachelbrooks

First time I’ve had it too Sherri, fell in love with Barbara’s @jacaranda last year. It was a bit slow to start, but it’s making up for it now! 💜 @sherrisgarden

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rachelbrooks

Doh! Don’t ya just hate that?! 🙈 still...it will be tomorrow me duck 🤣 and you’ve just got an extra day! 👍🏼😉 hope it’s a good ‘un! 😘 @juliesgarden

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rachelbrooks

Oh that’s a shame Celina 😕 definitely worth another try though 👍🏼💜 @cee

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juliesgarden

👍👍😘

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richard.spicer.7906

Looking pretty Rach! Must be loving this mild weather so far 💜

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suerichards

That’s impressive 😍👏👏👏🌟

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rachelbrooks

Can’t believe it’s still doing so well Rich! It must do! 👍🏼 @richard.spicer.7906

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rachelbrooks

I’m hoping it’ll make it through for next year Sue! 😬🤞🏼 @suerichards

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rachelbrooks

Still doing its thang 💜 and wending its way through the bird feeder (which is the rubbishest bird feeder ever, but makes a pretty plant support!) have a sunshiny Sunday flowers 🌸

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Jasonsparkes1

Very pretty together 💜 Still not had a single solitary bird use my feeder 😂 Lost track of how many months it's been there now. Will leave it there over winter and donate to my parents next year if it's not used 🐱🐺🐱

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rachelbrooks

Oh! That’s a shame Jase 😏 maybe they’ll find it over winter when food is scarcer 🤞🏼 @Jasonsparkes1

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bluefox23

@Jasonsparkes1 you could always try changing what bird seed or products you put out. Different birds might come then? 🤷‍♀️😊

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ukjohnny

... it's a canny plant pet! ...a bell vine? ..ding dong...as Leslie Phillips might say 😃

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Jasonsparkes1

Hopefully 😊

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Jasonsparkes1

Tbh Alison I think it was just wishful thinking on my part that it would get used!! With my crew on guard all the time 🐱🐺🐱 @bluefox23

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jacaranda

My Bell Vine is still doing well despite the chilly weather, Rachel, so I’m hoping it will overwinter 🤞😘 @rachelbrooks

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ShelleySnyder

Afternoon peach! Loving your bell Vine! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!💘😍

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rachelbrooks

Think that was Rocky...🤔🔔🔔 Adriennnnne... Ding dong 👨🏻😉 @ukjohnny

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rachelbrooks

They seem to have really come into their own now Barbara, better late than never I guess! 🙄🙈 yes, I’m leaving mine in too...I have two, so hoping one will make it! 😘 @jacaranda

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rachelbrooks

Howdy Sparkly 🙋🏻‍♀️ thank you...it’s the cutest little thing, so unusual 💕💜 have a great day lovely ☺️ @ShelleySnyder

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rachelbrooks

Heart shaped leaves and bonkers flowers...what’s not to love? 💜💚💜 #purple #rhodochiton #purplebellvine #rudebotany #purplebellendvine #apnc

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ShelleySnyder

You're right!! What's not to love! I'm certainly in love!💜🖤💚💘😍

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rachelbrooks

It was a bit slow to start, but it’s working hard now Shelley 💜 @ShelleySnyder

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ShelleySnyder

Will it make it through winter for you?💘😍

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rachelbrooks

Unfortunately not Shelley. Even though I’m in one of the milder regions. Start afresh next spring ☺️ @ShelleySnyder

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awomanonabike

Looking great 💜

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jendren

Incredible Rachel. 💜

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ShelleySnyder

I'm going to be on the lookout for this one!😁💘😍

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suerichards

Wow that’s gorgeous 😍😍

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jeatacake

Extraordinary 😲💜

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kez001uk

Looks lovely 💜

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clipperty

Wowser Rach, greater than great pics. X x

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rachelbrooks

Not looking nearly so naughty now the flower has opened. Just a pretty flower in the most luscious deep purple, with a little pink pixie hat on 💜💕💜 #purplebellvine

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charlotte

That's so tiny.

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ShelleySnyder

Wow that's so cool Rachel!!💘😍

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Jasonsparkes1

Gorgeous colour 💜

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awomanonabike

They are really lovely aren’t they? I have one growing with a self-seeded nasturtium and one with the sweet peas. 💜🧡💚

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rachelbrooks

Small, bit perfectly formed ☺️ @charlotte

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rachelbrooks

It’s a kinda crazy thing Shelley, but I love it 💕💜 @ShelleySnyder ooh has heart shaped leaves too! 💚

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rachelbrooks

And miraculously, for once, the camera has captured it spot on Jase! Tis luscious! 💜 @Jasonsparkes1

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rachelbrooks

So very sweet Jacq 💜 this is the only one of my five seedlings to do anything much! I might try them in a hanging basket next year ☺️ @awomanonabike

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ShelleySnyder

Crazy good Rach!😁💘😍

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richard.spicer.7906

I’m liking this Rach, and the colour is superb 💜

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carolgs

Seen this in a high hanging basket it looked fan the colours are amazing 💜💜

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rachelbrooks

It’s after the watershed isn’t it..? I’ve got flahrs girls!!! @awomanonabike @clipperty @jacaranda (complete with errr...donkey bits Claude! 😳🙊😆😆) #purplebellvine #rudebotany #howimmature

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scaryskates

You wouldn't want that as a wart on the end of your nose 😆

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awomanonabike

Mine’s bigger than yours 🤪

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daisy65

Lol!!!!! 😂

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susanhumphrey333

🙊Donkey Bits 😆

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clipperty

Oooh errrr missus....hairy donkey bits at that!! Despite or because of the similarity, they’re just so pretty!! Who can resist a purple donkey flahr? 🧐🤣 x x x

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clipperty

Purple Bellend Vine #apnc 😲

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rachelbrooks

Or on your forehead 🤣 @scaryskates

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rachelbrooks

Alright! Show off! 😜🤣 @awomanonabike

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rachelbrooks

Ask Claude Susum! 😆 her terminology! 🤣 @susanhumphrey333 @clipperty

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rachelbrooks

Claude!!! 😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆 @clipperty

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scaryskates

😲😲😲 wash your mouth out young lady @clipperty 😆😆😆😆😆😆😗😗

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