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rachelbrooks

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

Verbena bonariensis

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2019
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rachelbrooks

Buenos dias flores 🥀 One of my all time favourite plants, seems to go with any planting style, and the bees and butterflies love it! 🐝🦋 #plantsforpollinators #verbenabonariensis

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lilybee

Love this one, I saw a hummingbird hawk moth on one in a garden last year - there were loads of other flowers but it kept going back to this one. 🙂

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rachelbrooks

Ooh not seen one of them on it Sue! Only ever seen one, I’ll have to keep me eyes peeled! 👀 @lilybee

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jeatacake

Glad to see a peacock butterfly somewhere. It's as if they've become extinct here 😞

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rachelbrooks

Only seen a couple so far Jeff. In fact, haven’t seen many of any other than Holly Blues @jeatacake

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telswirld

Oh yes verbena! 🐝 🧲

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rachelbrooks

They love it! And such dinky flowers too! 💜 @telswirld

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jeatacake

See 1 or 2 cabbage whites, but that's it so far ☹

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rachelbrooks

Haven’t even seen many of them Jeff! Makes a change! @jeatacake

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rachelbrooks

One of my all time favourite plants...and still flowering her little socks off! Teeny flowers but so so pretty and the bees 🐝 and butterflies 🦋 love ‘em! What’s not to like?! Have a top Tuesday flowers 🌸 #tinytreasures #verbenabonariensis #purple

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pelly

I truly think no garden should be without this beautiful plant Rach 💜💜

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Highcliffeplants

Lovely plant and photo

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rachelbrooks

You won’t hear me arguing Jane! 👍🏼 @pelly

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rachelbrooks

It’s a great plant! 👍🏼 thank you 😊 @Highcliffeplants

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Jasonsparkes1

Beautiful 💜 Mine never came back this year 🤔 Probably for the best, something else has its spot now 😉

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rachelbrooks

Nature is very clever at telling us what works and what doesn’t babe. I’m just starting to listen! A little bit...😉 @Jasonsparkes1

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Jasonsparkes1

I really should start 😂😂

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ukjohnny

...a favourite of mine too Rach...they flower for ages...and I saw a border with a mass of these ...no other plants ..just these Verbenas..it looked amazing ... they are promiscuous as you probably know...seeding all over the place ..in borders in pots...on the plus side there are always new plants available at hand...and they can be potted up and given to friends...and I have a million friends 😂😂😂

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rachelbrooks

Oh they look spectacular en masse don’t they?! Saw them like that at Wisley and Hampton Court flower show. Oh to have a big enough border to be able to do that! Well I think we’ve hade this conversation before...mine must be celibate 😆 cause they don’t self sees in my garden 🙄 (unless I dig the seedlings up thinking they’re weeds of course 🙈) @ukjohnny PS you can give some to me if you have that many 😜

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ukjohnny

...yes it does feel a bit deja vu ... you're this conversation does feel familiar...of course ...if you want some you can have some 👍

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2018
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rachelbrooks

Sun is shinin’ in the sky, there ain’t a cloud in sight🎶 hope it’s been as glorious a day for you all, wall to wall sunshine here and I’m off to see ELO 🎶 have a whamalamabamalama evening flowers 🌸

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vinny3000

Beautiful picture n nope rain in stoke lol @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Oops! 🙈 sorry Gary! And thank you @vinny3000

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katgreen

@rachelbrooks you need to join a rock choir like mine 🎤🎶 that songs going to be in my head all night now 🎧

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scaryskates

Orrible here wet and windy all day 😢 have fun

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ukjohnny

..nice shot... atmospheric...moody and various other descriptive adjectives.. speaking of atmospheric..we went to see First Man at lunch time ..the biopic about Neil Armstrong... In the Odeon IMAX cinema nearby, fantastic ssssurroundddd sound and massive curved screen and reclining seats which vibrate with the sound, a brilliant movie experience and recommended ... and just up the road from me ..you could say ...just one small step 👩‍🚀🚀

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cazstaks

Sunny in Sunderland 👍

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rachelbrooks

That sounds great Kat! Does the fact that I can’t sing matter?! 🤣 @katgreen

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rachelbrooks

By ‘eck, it’s grim oop norf lad. The sun’ll come out tomorrow...just in time for work! 🙈 @scaryskates

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rachelbrooks

Now...about these drugs you’re taking John...surely your cold is better now?! 🤣 glad you enjoyed the filum! @ukjohnny

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rachelbrooks

Yay Caroline! 🙌🏼 @cazstaks

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columbiariver

I can almost feel the sun shining through! 😄😘💞

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rachelbrooks

Here comes the sun do doo do dooo 🎶 VB just practising his sun salutations 🙏🏼 Om shanti flowers 🌸have a top Tuesday ☺️ #verbenabonariensis

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scaryskates

Chooooooon morning Ellen morning George

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rachelbrooks

Morning Johnbob @scaryskates

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pelly

Morning Rach, the sun’s up here but it’s a bit nippy 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️

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rachelbrooks

Yep, chilly here too! 😬 Morning! @pelly

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cotehow

Great shot 👏👏👏

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rachelbrooks

Ta very much Steve ☺️ @cotehow

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juliesgarden

Morning chuck, great photo 👍

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rachelbrooks

Thanks lovely. Have a fab afternoon ☺️☀️ @juliesgarden

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ShelleySnyder

Great photo Rach! Hope your day has been a good one!💘😍

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rachelbrooks

Thank you kindly Ma’am! Have a great day yourself! 😘 @ShelleySnyder

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ShelleySnyder

Thanks Rach!!😚💘😍

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rachelbrooks

Isn’t it fab when your garden sends out cheerleaders to welcome you home from work? 🙅🏻‍♀️🙆🏻‍♀️🙅🏻‍♀️ have a great evening flowers 🌸 #verbenabonariensis #isntitfabwhen

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Keely

😂😂💜 yey 🙆

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SikoMa

Yes ma'am😊😍

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scaryskates

😆😆😆😆 brilliant

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riakat

Love these, saw them all over Wisley yesterday. Must add them to the garden! 😊

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rachelbrooks

Oh Elisa you’re here!!! Woohoo!! Oh did you enjoy Wisley? These are such a fab plant I have had them in all my gardens and I think they go with any type of planting too! @riakat

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lexijane

💜💜💜💜

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riakat

Oh yes, loved it! 😊 even in the heat, I found several lovely shady spots to cool down and soak it all in 😍 😍 and that major renovation is incredible, will just have to come back and see all the new stuff!

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nessas

Hands up baby hands up 🙆🏼‍♀️🙆🏼‍♀️

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rachelbrooks

Oh I’m glad you had such a good time there Elisa @riakat

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rachelbrooks

Gimme your love...gimme gimme your love 🙆🏻‍♀️🙆🏻‍♀️ @nessas

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clipperty

Goddit. The song. Also - ha - got 🍷 I’m allowed. It’s Friday. @rachelbrooks @nessas

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rachelbrooks

Happy Wednesday peeps 💜☀️

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lamaisonbleueoleron

Rachel, merci have a super day yourself 👌 😊😎👍

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lamaisonbleueoleron

Ops super photo 🕵🏻😊👌

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charlottejhurst

That is a happy Wednesday pic 😚😚morning

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yodamama

Good morning Rachel 👋😀

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pottybird42

That's a bright n breezy start to the day😊

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debs69

Morning ☕️ pretty pic 💕🌸💕🐝

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janric

Morning Rachel gorgeous pretty colour flowers

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juliesgarden

💜💜💜

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rusty

Great colour!

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rachelbrooks

Thank you 😊 Steve @lamaisonbleueoleron and Charlotte @charlottejhurst 🙋🏻

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rachelbrooks

Well, good afternoon now! @yodamama @debs and @janric and thank you 😊

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