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rachelbrooks

Enthusiastic if a bit of a haphazard gardener! Love cottage gardens and topiary. Growing veg for the first time this year 🌱🌸IG: rachel_brooks11

Rosa 'Climbing Iceberg'

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rachelbrooks

Steadfastly refusing to give up! Not that I’m complaining! 💚 #rose #iceberg

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Keely

Beautiful Rachel 😍

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pelly

Gorgeous 😍😍😍

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rachelbrooks

Thanks girls, can’t believe how many flowers this still has! 😮 @Keely @pelly

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jadojado29

Morning mi Amiga @rachelbrooks that's 1 strong lady/rose, Beautiful pic Rachel 😍😘

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rachelbrooks

Morning Suz, it’s certainly a tough cookie! 💚 have a fab Friday 😘 @jadojado29

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juliesgarden

Morning lovely, love it 😍

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rachelbrooks

Morning Julie, me too! ☺️ have a fab day 😘 @juliesgarden

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christineb

Cool photo 😍

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Chris 💚 @christineb

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tina

Beautiful ❤❤

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Tina, I do love this one 💚 @tina

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rachelbrooks

It just keeps going! #fadedbeauty

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katgreen

Beautiful photo 👍😍

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pelly

So beautiful 😍😍😍

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Pure and simple...👌🏼

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susanhumphrey333

Gorgeous. Hoping mine will be like this next year 😊👍

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TeresaH

Nothing faded about that it's absolutely gorgeous 😄

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vec

Gorgeous 😍

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rachelbrooks

Thank you Kat 💚 @katgreen

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Jane, I do love this one 💛 @pelly

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rachelbrooks

Just perfick Elaine! 👌🏼💚 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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rachelbrooks

I'm sure it will BFF 👍🏼 it just keeps on giving, this one! 💛 @susanhumphrey333

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rachelbrooks

Bless it, there's hardly any leaves left Teresa and the petals have pink spots from the damp but it's still lovely 💚 @TeresaH

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rachelbrooks

My absolute favourite #white Climbing Iceberg - flowers almost continually and smells beautiful. This pic was taken before the storms this week...have lost a lot of blooms and leaves but with a bit of a tidy up it will come back fighting. It's a real star 🌟

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tiger123

I love it too Rachel😍 yours is really gorgeous 🙌🙌

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titchyfra

That's a stunner , with all this blooms, it'll soon recover I'm sure 👍

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pelly

It's beautiful Rachel 😍😍😍

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pianomojoe

👌😃

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cottagegarden

Gorgeous iceberg...

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susieg

Shame but I'm sure it will come back even better 🤗

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Keely

😍😍😍👌

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columbiariver

Oh it's so full and gorgeous Rachel. I'll show mine how I would like them to grow up. 😜😄😆😍

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pottybird42

Very nice too....... Hmmmm I need more roses? I need more garden 😆

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Pam, looks a bit worse for wear after the weather this week 😏 it'll recover though, such a tough cookie 👍🏼 @tiger123

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rachelbrooks

I'm counting on it Franca! It is such a resilient plant, has been cut right down before now and come back fighting fit! 👍🏼 @titchyfra

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rachelbrooks

There's just no stopping iceberg! Absolutely covered with blooms and buds - even more than normal! Absolutely love it! 💚💚💚 #rose #roses #iceberg

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waynefaer

It's gorgeous 💕

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nessas

Absolutely stunning Rachel glad Paul didn't give her the chop when you weren't looking 💟💟

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lovemygarden65

beautiful 👌

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Wayne, it's a real winner 👍🏼 @waynefaer

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rachelbrooks

I'd have killed him Nessa!! 😂😂 @nessas or filed for divorce at the very least! 😜

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Jasonsparkes1

Very nice 💚

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Keely

Have to say this is my fav as a climber in your garden I just love it 😍

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TeresaH

Have always loved iceberg 👍

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nessas

🙈🙈🙊😂😂😂

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jadojado29

Absolutely Fabulous Rachel @rachelbrooks need to get one of these as I haven't got a white rose yet 👌😍😘

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columbiariver

Oh my it's fantastic Rachel!

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rachelbrooks

Here come the roses 🌹💚

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Keely

Beautiful 😄👌😍

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ukjohnny

..fantastic

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Keely and John - this one is heaving with buds as per normal, just love it! 🤗💕 @Keely @ukjohnny

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titchyfra

Beautiful 👌

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susanhumphrey333

Gorgeous. A taste of things to come Rachel. My Iceberg has the most growth on it out of all my new roses. Can't get out to look for buds as everywhere is so wet and I have to walk across the wet soil to get a closer look. I spotted greenfly a couple of days ago and blasted them so hope they've gone now 😊

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pattygardd

Delicate

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susieg

Mmnnn. Pale pink. What a lovely colour. Perhaps I should try some 😄😉

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Franca, I just love this rose (even if it is very messy) just blooms and blooms! 👍🏼 @titchyfra

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rachelbrooks

Oh it will put in so much growth you won't believe Sue! 👏🏼 and I think my whole garden is covered in greenfly 😳 I do spray a few weeks ago but I think I'll have to do it again - all my roses are smothered! 😱 @susanhumphrey333

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rachelbrooks

It really does look it Patricia, but it's such a tough plant 👍🏼💚 @pattygardd

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rachelbrooks

Well, this is a double lovely Susie, as it starts this beautiful shell pink and then turns white! Easy to love and I think you should - not enough pink in the world!😉😂 @susieg

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rachelbrooks

Actually my favourite #colour flowers #white Climbing Iceberg Rose - prolific and repeat flowers and can stand hard pruning. Can't imagine the garden without it 💚

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latebloomer

Can't beat white in any form flower wise . Classy and chic elegance as is your rose

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rachelbrooks

Couldn't agree more 👌🏼 @latebloomer

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juliesgarden

Can't beat iceberg in my opinion , mums is fantastic 😍😍

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icedance

It's a real star ⭐️😍

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susanhumphrey333

I really have something to look forward to. Can I expect mine to make good growth in its first year Rachel 🤔 Its a two year old plant

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rachelbrooks

It's a real beauty Julie 👌🏼 have you not got one? @juliesgarden

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rachelbrooks

Totally agree Sam 👍🏼🌟 @icedance

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rachelbrooks

I bought mine as a bare root and had it in a planter and I think it grew about 4/5' the first year Sue - was in a very sunny position 👍🏼 @susanhumphrey333 Once it gets going it will romp away! 👏🏼👏🏼

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susanhumphrey333

Great. Mine is in the garden and in a sunny spot too 👍

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debs69

White flowers look great at night too, sort of stand out 🤗

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juliesgarden

No Rachel , only got one red climbing rose 🌹, always seem to get bad black spot and ended up with twigs most of the time 🤣 so pulled them out 😩😩 @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Stunned to see a bloom on here today! 😳

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columbiariver

True to her name. #january

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susieg

Not surprised it's covered in rain though 😏

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suzyw

Crickey! What a nice surprise.

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rachelbrooks

Nope! Hasn't stopped all day Susie ☔️💦☔️@Susie

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rachelbrooks

It was Suzy! 👍🏼😊 @Suzy

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rachelbrooks

Looking a big soggy Laura! 😉 @columbiariver

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angiecrazycatlady

Beautiful how lucky to have 2 roses flowering 😄

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rachelbrooks

Amazing Angie! 😳👍🏼😊 @angiecrazycatlady

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columbiariver

Soggy is fine!

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deekay

Well it is Iceberg Rachel it would definitely need cold to survive 😂

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rachelbrooks

Very true! 👍🏼😉 @deekay

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rachelbrooks

#summer #bestof2016 and still has a couple of blooms now 💕

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juliesgarden

My favourite rose, my mums is amazing 😍😍

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pelly

Ohhh, look at the colour of the sky behind them.🙂🙂. @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

I can see why Julie, it's a gorgeous rose 👌🏼💞 @juliesgarden

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rachelbrooks

Roses and blue skies Jane...it doesn't get much better ☺️💙 @pelly

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susanhumphrey333

Some lovely pics today Rachel

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rachelbrooks

Thanks lovely ☺️ too many probably, but it's so hard to choose! 😬😂 @susanhumphrey333

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plants

Great value flower all year round 😀💕

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rachelbrooks

One of my favourites 💚 @plants

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rachelbrooks

Blue sky and roses #flashback

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lamaisonbleueoleron

Beautiful 👌😎

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cazz47

Oooo looks amazing Rachel 👌 think we all need to post a pic of sunny/blue skies to cheer ourselves up a bit 😆💙☁ @rachelbrooks

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yodamama

Beautiful 👌🏻

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mich

They're beautiful Rachel 😍 oh to have a hot sunny day again! 💙

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juliesgarden

Perfection 😍

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rachelbrooks

Thanks all ☺️☺️ this is just outside my back door and Mr always moans that it's too messy (which it is!) and it needs cutting down...but it's here to stay! How could I get rid of it?! 😱 @lamaisonbleueoleron @cazz47 @yodamama @mich @juliesgarden And yes, in need of a bit of blue sky today! 😬

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jaynehynesburton

Gorgeous 😊

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susieg

Looks great. Totally has to stay!

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katgreen

Beautiful rose 😊

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rachelbrooks

Thank you lovely ladies ☺️ @jaynehynesburton @katgreen @susieg It most definitely does! 😊👍🏼

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mich

Oh you can't cut it down Rachel it definitely must stay so Mr is outvoted! 😂👍👌

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rachelbrooks

And the Iceberg is really going for it too! Always love this, but am really loving the blooms this time...maybe as I don't normally get them this late and it's a very welcome bonus! 💚 #latebloomer

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clustyroen

My Iceberg isn't doing so well

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rachelbrooks

Oh no Cynthia 😔 Why? What's up with it? I don't know if this is flourishing because we cut it right down a couple of years ago... Seems to have taken off in a big way! 🤔 @clustyroen

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jan06

Fabulous one of my faves👍

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latebloomer

I love white flowers simple and elegant as your attest perfectly Rachel

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katgreen

Beautiful, something special about the roses in October and November I just love them 😊

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clustyroen

@rachelbrooks I have never had much luck with roses Rachel, must be doing something wrong, some years they are not too bad, but on the whole a bit disappointing 😢

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seymour5066

@rachelbrooks Teasing me with a hint of frilly on a Monday morning how very dare you! Beautiful Rose, beautiful pic 👍🏻😊

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rachelbrooks

Mine too Jan 💚 @jan06

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rachelbrooks

They are beautiful in their simplicity...always look very classy I think 👌🏼💚 @latebloomer

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rachelbrooks

Me too Kat - got a few still flowering 👏🏼👏🏼 @katgreen

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rachelbrooks

Oh that's a shame Cynthia 😔 and I have to say I don't particularly treat mine very well! 😳 I don't prune when 'they' say we're s'posed to, I give them a couple of feeds a year and that's about it! @clustyroen

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rachelbrooks

Good morning peeps and what a glorious morning it is in Essex ☀️ made even better by the fact that Iceberg is flowering for the third time this year 👏🏼 Have a super Saturday all 😊

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latebloomer

Morning Rachel glad your day is glorious and it's Saturday . Enjoy whatever it brings your way . Clearly 3rd time more beautiful 👏🏼 . Been a stunning rain free day here with some blue sky .

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rachelbrooks

Morning Deborah ☀️ I'm lapping it up while it lasts! Glad to hear the rain has stopped your end...how were things when you got home? @latebloomer

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yodamama

Good morning Rachel have a good day 🙋🏻

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rachelbrooks

Morning June 🙋🏻 and you 😊 what have you got planned for today? @yodamama

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latebloomer

So pleased your rose has bloomed yet again @Rachelbrooks .The garage,cellar area inundated with water 💦 again . Some minor water damage on the lower level of the house , kitchen , dining area inside . nothing to major that can't be fixed again . It has happened four times this month here 🤔

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dada1

Looks great Rachel

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yodamama

Apart from planting crocus bulbs, I intend to have a nothing day.

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bigemrg

Good morning Rachel! What a beautiful rose! Have a wonderful day! 😀

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rachelbrooks

Oh what a nightmare Deborah! But I guess as long as you're all ok that's the important thing...😘 let's hope the rains stay away and you dry out quickly @latebloomer and thank you - this rose I brought from our old house 11 years ago. It was cut right back to nothing a couple of years ago so I'm delighted it's flourishing!

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Keith 😊 @dada1

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rachelbrooks

Well that sounds like a great day! 👍🏼 @yodamama

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rachelbrooks

Morning peeps. Still a few blooms on the Iceberg Have a lovely day 😊 #rose

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daisy65

What a beauty! Have a good weekend x ☀️

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yodamama

Good morning Rachel 🙋🏻

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rachelbrooks

Thanks lovely - you too 😘 @daisy65

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rachelbrooks

Morning June 🙋🏻☀️ have a happy Saturday 😊 @yodamama

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debs69

Morning ☕️ beautiful rose 👍 have a great weekend 💐🍾💐

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rachelbrooks

Morning Debs ☀️ thank you lovely 😘 you too @debs69

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greenfinger14

Morning Rachael 👋

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rachelbrooks

Morning Mel ☀️🙋🏻 @greenfinger14

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clustyroen

Morning Rachel lovely rose 👍

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rachelbrooks

Morning Cynthia ☀️ thank you 😊 @clustyroen

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janric

Beautiful Rachel😍

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rachelbrooks

@nessas You've shown us yours so I'll show you mine! 😂 not the best pic actually but it gets huge. Had to cut it back completely when we had the wood on the pergola replaced but it's thriving again now 👌🏼😊

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nessas

Ooooooo now that is humongous if mine grows half that size I'll be over the moon 😜

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plantaholic

Looks lovely. I love white flowers 👍🏻😊🐝

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Porky

Lovely

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fuschia

Wow... thats big but beautiful 😉😉

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missiscook

Oh lovely! How old is it @rachelbrooks ?

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rachelbrooks

It'll be there in no time! 👍🏼😊@nessas

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rachelbrooks

Thanks 😊 @plantaholic @Porky @fuschia

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rachelbrooks

Thanks 😊 @missiscook I bought it in 2004 I Had it in a large planter against a wall in my old garden and made my husband dismantle the trellis so I could bring it with us when we moved in 2005! It was only about 6 foot then! I have another climbing rose that I brought with us as well, but it isn't as big as this although it flowers all summer long 😊😊

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juliesgarden

My favourite white rose Rachel , my mum has a standard and it's gorgeous every year ❤️❤️❤️

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greenfinger14

Beautiful 😍😍

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rachelbrooks

Mine too Julie 💚I think you'd be hard pushed to beat it! 👌🏼👌🏼 @juliesgarden

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rachelbrooks

Blue skies and #roses make for a lovely start to the day. Shame I have to go to work 😬

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vonnylovesolly

😍😍😍 Stunning!

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