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rachelbrooks

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

Rosa 'Penelope'

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2019
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rachelbrooks

Good morning from Penelope and me. The sun is shining, the birds are singing and the hover flies are hovering 🙂 Have a mellow Monday flowers 🌸

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Morning Rach...Penelope’s looking beautiful considering she’s getting a bit of bover from a hover....😉💛

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rachelbrooks

Morning lovely Lainey, ahh she’s a tough ol’ bird is Penny...she ain’t bovvered 😉 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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sieveheadsarah

Morning, Penelope is just stunning Rachel, I'm adding her to my wishlist 😍

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rachelbrooks

She’s a trooper Sarah, never fails me. She does get quite a pink tinge now and again! 🤭💕 very subtle though! 😉 @sieveheadsarah

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sieveheadsarah

That's good Rachel, I did just have a look at others on here and one was very pink 🤔 I love that it's nice and open and the bees can get the pollen, I have Teasing Georgia and she's just big, clumsy and not bee friendly.

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lostgardener

@rachelbrooks love the hover flies..👍🏻🙂

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Keely

Morning chick roses looking gawjus hun. 💛💘💛

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rachelbrooks

Mine never goes full on pink Sarah, just a blush. And yes, as you can see, the insects love her. Very popular is Penny! 🐝😊 @sieveheadsarah

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rachelbrooks

There’s so many about at the moment Mark! And pollen beetles! @lostgardener

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rachelbrooks

Morning babe, thank you 😘 she’s an old favourite, always full of blooms 😍 @Keely

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lostgardener

You can see pollen beetles on lots of posts..(4 or 5 on yours), but i think its maybe rude to mention, plus they are just doing there thing..😝 i do boot them out of the nasturtium flowers i eat.. they like to get in those🤷🏻‍♂️

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rachelbrooks

Morning from Penelope and me. Have a great day flowers 🌸

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Jasonsparkes1

Morning Rachel ☕ And morning Penelope 💛 though you really should be pink, Penelope Pitstop was my childhood hero 💖

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rachelbrooks

Hayalp hayalp it’s the hooded clawah! Well she has a touch of pink as she fades Jase! 😉 morning babe ☺️ @Jasonsparkes1

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scaryskates

Morning Ellen lavley pic

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rachelbrooks

Fanks Johnbob ☺️ Morning 🙋🏻‍♀️ @scaryskates

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Jasonsparkes1

The Anthill Mob will be right behind 😉 Have a lovely day

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Williamson

Morning Rachel, have a great day 😊

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rachelbrooks

Best I drive the Compact Pussycat extra fast this morning then! 🏎💨 @Jasonsparkes1 😉

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rachelbrooks

Morning lovely, you too! ☺️ @Williamson

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Jasonsparkes1

In matching white gloves and footwear obvs

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angiecrazycatlady

Morning Rachel, I'm in the process of trying to root cuttings from that variegated white busy Lizzie you liked so il let you know if I'm successful 😁

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rachelbrooks

Well of course! But as it’s Essex I’ve swapped the white go go boots for white stilettos! 😜 @Jasonsparkes1

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rachelbrooks

Slightly more demure, but no less beautiful...Penelope’s looking buddy peachy #rose #rosapenelope #white

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daisy-jane

She's a stunner hinny 😍😘👍

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gosmanalf

So gorgeous Rachel 💕💕

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AlisaJ

Gorgeous and cool how the buds are actually peachy 🍑

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Janey ☺️ @daisy-jane

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rachelbrooks

She’s a real trooper too Alf! 👍🏼 @gosmanalf

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Alisa and yes it’s pretty isn’t it. Sometimes the flowers also have a peachy pink blush to them 💕 @AlisaJ

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daisy-jane

Your welcome hinny 😘

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Jasonsparkes1

Another beauty 😍

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lexijane

Wowzer!! Penelope Pitstop 🏎🏎

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Jase, she’s the quiet one in the corner...always the ones you have to watch! 😉 @Jasonsparkes1

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rachelbrooks

Hayalp! Hayalp! It’s the hooded clawah! (If you’re wondering...no, I have not been drinking! 😆) @lexijane

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rachelbrooks

Lovely to see Essex feature so heavily on Gardeners World last night, especially the section about the Pemberton Roses. I didn't know anything about them, despite it being only a mile from where I used to live! Just happens that the lovely 'Penelope' - now having a second flush, is indeed a Pemberton rose 🌸💕

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jadojado29

Good morning mi Amiga @rachelbrooks wondered where you had been hiding. Funny how these things are right on our doorstep and we don't know. Hope you have a lovely Saturday 😚

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rachelbrooks

Hi Suz, I'm still here! 😬😉 I think one of my other roses might be one too, I'll have to look it up. Hope you've had a good week 😘 @jadojado29

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jadojado29

You were missed mi Amiga @rachelbrooks 😚

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columbiariver

Oh Penelope is charming!

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rachelbrooks

Aww thanks chica 😘 @jadojado29

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rachelbrooks

Thank you Laura, she's a very delicate and dainty lady, but very hard working 👌🏼🌸💕 @columbiariver

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titchyfra

It was interesting, I watched I this morning

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rachelbrooks

Penelope looking very peachy in the sunshine this morning ☀️

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bigemrg

Penelope is looking particularly pretty! 😀

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lexijane

She's cracking 👌🏼👏🏼

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rachelbrooks

She such a good doer is Penelope 💕 @bigemrg @lexijane

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lexijane

Is she now? 😉🤣

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columbiariver

Oh how lovely!

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rachelbrooks

Lexi!! 😳 I meant she flowers reliably every year! 😉😜 @lexijane

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rachelbrooks

An old favourite Laura 👌🏼 @columbiariver

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lexijane

😂😂😂

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rachelbrooks

Penelope has arrived this morning, looking as lovely as ever 💕 #rose #Penelope #roses

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vinny100

Perfect

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rachelbrooks

Isn't she Gary?! 👍🏼🌸😉@vinny100

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lexijane

She looks like a good old bird 👌🏼

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columbiariver

Sweet, very sweet

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rachelbrooks

Never disappoints me, this one Lexi 👍🏼💕 @lexijane

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rachelbrooks

Quite an old fashioned one Laura, prefer them to most of the modern roses 😊 @columbiariver

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ukjohnny

.."Yus m'lady"

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rachelbrooks

Lol John! I always call her Lady Penelope! Or rather Lady Enopee as my eldest used to call her! 😂 @ukjohnny

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ukjohnny

..my daughter Anna used to call Morrison's "Mossiman's" and she called my son Ryan "Yyan" am always ribbing her about that..and i embarrass her by singing in public... i did like Thunderbirds ... Stingray... Captain Scarlett (great theme tune) Joe 90 (even better theme tune... was my ringtone for a while) ..and despite being a gardener i couldn't stand Bill 'n' Ben ...stupid terracotta people..

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rachelbrooks

Aww bless her! And I also sing in public - as I always say to mine, there's no point having kids if you're not going to embarrass them! 😂 loved Captain Scarlet he was a bit of alright, for a puppet! This is the voice of the Mysterons...feeling the need to watch it now! @ukjohnny and I didn't ever really watch Bill and Ben 😬

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ukjohnny

..hahaha lady Penelope was a bit of alreet ...some posh totty (not sure if i'm allowed to say that on here) for a puppet... cant think of any more except the lady who was 'lambchop's' driving force... she was hot and a 'REAL person' :-)

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rachelbrooks

A final flourish from Penelope 💕 have a fab day peeps 😊

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susanhumphrey333

Morning. You too Rachel. Penelope is lovely 😊

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yodamama

Good morning Rachel. Have a good day 🙋🏻

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Jasonsparkes1

Very pretty

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pelly

Morning Rachel. Beautiful Penegoes. 💖💖

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micbrown

Good morning, she's a pretty one isn't she 😍have a good day.@rachelbrooks

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lamaisonbleueoleron

Have a good day at the office 😳😊😉😂👍

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mojo

Penelope still looks gorgeous 💕💫

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jan06

Morning Rachel! Penelope is beautiful if a little sad looking to be shutting down for a while👍🙁

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mikethegardener

@rachelbrooks Morning Rachel. That's lovely 😊

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janric

Morning Rachel gorgeous Penelope

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vec

Morning Rachel. Beautiful colour 💕

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rachelbrooks

Meanwhile on the other side of the garden...Penelope is also flowering her socks off. Happy days 🌸

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pelly

Gorgeous Rachel. 😊

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janric

How does she behave 😂 another beauty😍

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bigemrg

Penelope is as pretty as a picture! 😀

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rachelbrooks

Thank you Jane 🌸 this is one I had to cut right down in July so I'm delighted she's returned with such vigour! 👍🏼👍🏼 @pelly

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rachelbrooks

Oh she's much more ladylike Jan, very demure 😉😉 has a lot to say, but does so quietly! 😂 @janric

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rachelbrooks

She tends to blush a lot Ian, which is very pretty! 🌸

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janric

😂😂👏👍🏻

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susieg

She looks much more refined. Lady Penelope! 😉

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rachelbrooks

FAB in fact! 😉😉 @susieg

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susieg

😂😂😂

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hayleyaj

She's a lady!! 😍😂

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rachelbrooks

Everything's coming up Roses 🌹throw what you will at me Thursday, I don't care...Penelope is back! I am delighted to see her as I cut her down to the ground at the beginning of July to get to the trunk of a honeysuckle I had to get rid of and was worried she was gone forever! Have a terrific Thursday all 😊

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angiecrazycatlady

I can see why you were worried she is beautiful. Tough old things aren't they 😀

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Keely

Morning what a gawjus one she is too enjoy your day 😀

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janric

She's certainly bounced back she's gorgeous 😍

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jadojado29

Gorgeous Rachel @rachelbrooks 😍

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yodamama

Good morning Rachel. Beautiful roses. 😍🙋🏻

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bigemrg

Well isn't Penelope pretty? Have a super day! 😀

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donnaandrew

Good morning @rachelbrooks - she's a robust little lady!

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vec

Good morning Rachel, penelope is a beauty 😍

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susieg

Amazing strength for one who looks so elegant 💕

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rachelbrooks

They sure are Angie! 👍🏼 @angiecrazycatlady

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Keely 😊 you too 🌸 @Keely

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rachelbrooks

Get off my rosebuds you wee, green beasties! It's only just growing back! 🌱🌿🌹 #greenfly #pests #macro

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susieg

Boo! They are horrors!

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inaann3

12 bore🔫🍷🍷🍷🇬🇧🇬🇧😎

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rachelbrooks

They have been swiftly despatched! (Well, sprayed with bug spray) @susieg @latebloomer and crikey! @inaann3 I don't reckon my aim would be quite good enough for that! 😂😂

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rachelbrooks

Oh how times change! In the 80s it would've been a humongous can of hairspray (I have a lot of hair!) now it's bug spray! 🐜🐛🕷😂😂 @latebloomer

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rachelbrooks

Haha 😂 my hips definitely bigger than my hair these days Deborah! But we won't talk about that! 😁😉 @latebloomer

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susanhumphrey333

😂😂😂

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rachelbrooks

😝😝😝

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missiscook

UGH! They look even worse close up! 😳👎

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pauline33

😂😂😂what you like wee beasties to big hair n hips 😂cheers 🍷🍷🍷

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rachelbrooks

🕵🏼🐜🐛😂 @missiscook

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rachelbrooks

Well, you know how one thing leads to another Pauline! 😂😂 @pauline33

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