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rachelbrooks

Enthusiastic if a bit of a haphazard gardener! Love cottage gardens and Italianate gardens, hoping to start a veg plot this year🌸IG: rachel_brooks11

Dahlia (unknown variety)

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rachelbrooks

#summer #bestof2016 #dahlia

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jamesshobbs

Great photo

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melvynprentice

Great photo 😊

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susanhumphrey333

Stunning Rachel. Can't wait can't wait

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mich

Beautiful pic Rachel 😍❀

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rachelbrooks

Thank you peeps ☺️ must admit, this is one of my favourites (even if I do say so myself! πŸ™ˆ) @brightcolours @jamesshobbs @melvynprentice @susanhumphrey333 @mich

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rachelbrooks

#redflowers

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susanhumphrey333

Hot ❀️

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SylviaDavies

Wow stunning!

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susieg

Oooooh!

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rachelbrooks

Thanks ladies 😊 @susanhumphrey333 @SylviaDavies @susieg

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jadojado29

Yep that's red for sure Rachel @rachelbrooks and what a Stunning red 😍

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rachelbrooks

Thanks lovely 😘 @jadojado29

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cazz47

Love it @rachelbrooks 😍 gorgeous colour #propersexyred

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columbiariver

It's gorgeous! Perfect🌸🌸

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rachelbrooks

Ooh I'm liking that # @cazz47 ❀️😊

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rachelbrooks

Thank you Laura - this one has flowered for ages, hope she comes back next year! @columbiariver

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greenfinger14

Stunning 😍

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rachelbrooks

The red one is also refusing to give up just yet! ❀️ despite being nibbled by something and covered in black fly! 😳

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vec

Something has been nibbling mine in pots out the front too 😯

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susieg

Lovely shot of colour! πŸ’•

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tina

Wow πŸ’–πŸ’ž

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susanhumphrey333

Still looks lovely Rachel. My leaves are nibbled but not my flowers 🌺 It's painful πŸ˜‚

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rachelbrooks

Thanks lovelies 😊 ooh Sue it sounds it! πŸ™Š @susieg @tina @susanhumphrey333

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rachelbrooks

Still going ❀️ #red #Dahlia

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pelly

Beautiful. 🌷🌷

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rachelbrooks

Thank you Jane ❀️ @pelly

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missiscook

Love the raindrops. Great effect Rachel. πŸ‘

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susieg

Lovely pic πŸ’•

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rachelbrooks

Thank you lovely ladies @missiscook @susieg 😊😊

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rachelbrooks

Still loads of buds on this - hope they all flower! #red #dahlia (it's definitely red! So hard to capture on camera...😏)

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bigemrg

Pretty pretty! Digital camera sensors definitely don't like red, especially if there's lots of it! πŸ˜€

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vec

Lovely ❀❀❀

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awomanonabike

That's a beauty Rachael!

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yodamama

Lovely β€οΈπŸ‘πŸ»

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katgreen

Beauty ❀

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pauline33

So it is but you have got it a beauty ❀️❀️

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countryair34

My favourite pink flowers 🌺

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Keely

Its a beauty πŸ‘Œ

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rachelbrooks

I find it slightly better when the light is not so good Ian...there's is undoubtedly a technical reason for that! 😁😁 @bigemrg

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rachelbrooks

Thanks ladies 😊 my first ever Dahlia this one...@vec @awomanonabike @yodamama @katgreen @pauline33 πŸ‘πŸΌ@Keely

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juliesgarden

Stunning πŸ’–πŸ’–

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rachelbrooks

@nationaldahliacollection On the top left is Camano Passion, top right is Mingus Nicole (Both from your site - hope that's ok?! 😬) both on the bottom are my mystery Dahlia! I'm thinking it's likely to be Camano..? What d'you think? @crystalbella and

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SylviaDavies

Beautiful! πŸ˜ƒ

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juliesgarden

πŸ’–πŸ’—πŸ’–

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crystalbella

Yes Camano - the other looks paler 😍 @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

@crystalbella yep! I think so! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

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beckers1974

I think you're right!

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rachelbrooks

πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ @beckers1974

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Keely

Wow stunning πŸ’–πŸ’•πŸ’ž

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latebloomer

What a beautiful collection πŸ’—

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rachelbrooks

Thank you 🌸 @Keely @latebloomer

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katgreen

Beautiful 😍

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rachelbrooks

Thanks 😊 @katgreen

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rachelbrooks

Goodness gracious! Great balls of Fire! Positively glowing in the night garden πŸ’₯πŸ”₯πŸ’₯ do love my bargain bin find Dahlia and would be very grateful if anyone can #plantid it! πŸ‘πŸΌ

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beckers1974

That's a beauty! Is it maybe Firepot?

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yodamama

Beautiful β€οΈπŸ“ΈπŸ‘πŸ»

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Keely

Oh wow πŸ‘ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ˜

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bigemrg

Wowzers! I can feel the heat emanating from this!

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pelly

The sun is certainly shining in your garden Rachel. 🌞🌞

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angiecrazycatlady

That really is glowing, beautiful 😊

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marymary1

On fire! 😍

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hobnob

That's fandabbydozzy @rachelbrooks 😊

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Porky

Lovelyjubly

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rachelbrooks

Thanks @beckers1974 πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸΌJust had a look...I don't think so...mine is actually pinker than it looks here. I've tried searching on the National Dahlia collection, but can't seem to find it...πŸ€”

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rachelbrooks

Thanks all 😊 I am so happy with this purchase - was in a sorry state and am delighted it's flowering! πŸ‘πŸΌ @yodamama @keely @bigemrg @pelly @angiecrazycatlady @marymary1 @hobnob @porky

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rachelbrooks

🎼Oh! What a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day-lia...have a great day peeps β˜€οΈ #pinkthursday

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bigemrg

Morning Rachel! What a beautiful dahlia! Enjoy your day too! πŸ˜€

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asnorm

Good Morning 🎀 you have sunshine 🌞 enjoy .. Still dull and damp here ☁️ @rachelbrooks

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asnorm

Love the day-lia πŸ’• πŸ˜‚

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vonnylovesolly

Beautiful!! Have a good day, it's dull and misty where I am xx

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janric

🎼 I got a beautiful feeling' the sun is going to shine all day β˜€οΈπŸ˜† Morning RachelπŸ™‹πŸ»

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jadojado29

Morning Rachel @rachelbrooks looks like we are in for another beautiful day although I have got up & was not great myself vomiting think I was hot feeling better now πŸ‘ have a lovely day 😘

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rachelbrooks

Morning Ian β˜€οΈ thank you this is my bargain bin Dahlia and has loads of buds on now...😁 @bigemrg

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rachelbrooks

Morning Norma β˜€οΈ we do! Which makes a change when I have a day off! πŸ‘πŸΌ hope it brightens up for you β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ @asnorm

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rachelbrooks

Morning Vonny - hope the sun finds its way to you today β˜€οΈ @vonnylovesolly

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rachelbrooks

Morning Jan β˜€οΈ beautiful singing 🎀 πŸ‘πŸΌ @janric

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rachelbrooks

Oh poor thing Suzie! πŸ˜” best take it easy today...drink lots of water. Sounds like a feet up kind of day you need 😘 @jadojado29 Hope you feel better! And I hope señor is looking after you!

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rachelbrooks

Dahlia...in the night garden πŸŒ›βœ¨

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pauline33

Wow beautiful picture Rachel πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’—

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sangram

Lovely....!!

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nessas

Great photo Rachel 😍

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juliesgarden

😍😍😍

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rachelbrooks

Thanks lovely peeps ☺️ @pauline33 @sangram @nessas @juliesgarden

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vec

Beautiful 😍

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Julie 😊 @vec

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marymary1

πŸ€—

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susanhumphrey333

A beauty Rachel πŸ˜€

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rachelbrooks

Tried to take a pic in the evening sun...this one's a real dazzler! #dahliaday

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nessas

A stunner 😍

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charlottejhurst

It's a dazzler 😎😎😎

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jadojado29

Had to turn the brightness down on my phone Rachel @rachelbrooks certainly is a stunner πŸ˜ŽπŸ“ΈπŸ˜

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rachelbrooks

Thanks girls πŸ˜ŠπŸ•Ά @nessas @charlottejhurst @jadojado29 @susanhumphrey333

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daisy65

Well done! What a beautiful photo xx 😊

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jeatacake

All your dahlias are looking really good Rachel πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜πŸ‘

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rachelbrooks

Thank you 😊 @daisy65 and @jeatacake I'd like to take responsibility for their good looks πŸ˜‚ but considering I only got them all within the last two months... I don't s'pose I can really! 😁😁

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jeatacake

Yes you can. We won"t tell anyone πŸ˜‰πŸ˜

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rachelbrooks

The red one ❀️ #dahliaday

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vonnylovesolly

Corrrrrrrr ❀️❀️❀️ @rachelbrooks It is my mission to have tonnes of amazing dahlias in my garden in the next year or two. I left behind lots of gorgeous ones at our old house years ago 😒 Miss them xx

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greenfinger14

That's stunning ❀️😍

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bigemrg

Gorgeous! Didn't have any of these globe varieties this year so must start planning for next! πŸ˜€

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yodamama

Beautiful ❀️

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nessas

Lovely Rachel ❀️

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rachelbrooks

I'd like loads more Vonny! I only 'discovered' them this year and I love them and so many to choose from! 😁 do you leave yours in over winter? @vonnylovesolly

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rachelbrooks

Thank you @greenfinger14 @yodamama @nessas @bigemrg 😊 I'd like lots more for next year!

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vonnylovesolly

Yes @rachelbrooks I just cover them in tonnes of wood bark over winter xx

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rachelbrooks

I thought I would try that! πŸ‘πŸΌ thanks @vonnylovesolly

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ukjohnny

..a beauty...

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rachelbrooks

Morning peeps β˜€οΈ Happy #dahliaday

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yodamama

Good morning Rachel πŸ™‹πŸ»

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bigemrg

Good morning Rachel! That's a lovely one!

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susanhumphrey333

Good Morning Rachel. Same to you πŸ˜€

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rachelbrooks

Morning June πŸ™‹πŸ» have a lovely day 😊 @yodamama

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rachelbrooks

Morning Ian β˜€οΈthank you - it's alwhite isn't it?! πŸ™ŠπŸ˜‰ have a good day @bigemrg

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rachelbrooks

Morning Sue β˜€οΈ have a great day 😊 @susanhumphrey333

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christineb

Morning Rachel, lovely dahlia enjoy your day 😊

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rachelbrooks

Thank you 😊 @christineb you too β˜€οΈ

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vec

Morning Rachel, that's lovely πŸ’•

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rachelbrooks

Morning Julie β˜€οΈthank you 😊

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angipangi

Great looking dahlia well capturedπŸ‘ŒπŸ»

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rachelbrooks

Looking resplendent in the morning sun β˜€οΈ #red #rainbow #dahliaday

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jeatacake

It sure is.......beautiful πŸ˜πŸ‘Œ

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jadojado29

Beautiful Rachel @rachelbrooks such a deep rich red 😍

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tina

Beautiful

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yodamama

Beautiful β€οΈπŸ‘πŸ»

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charlottejhurst

Very lovely

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rachelbrooks

Thanks ladies ❀️ @jadojado29 @tina @yodamama @charlottejhurst and Jeff! 😊 @jeatacake I am rather taken with this one 😊

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pauline33

That's a beauty ❀️❀️❀️

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dada1

And it goes on

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7walnutclose

My favourite colour combination #redandwhite πŸ‘

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brightcolours

#bestof2016

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rachelbrooks

#tagitgreen

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rachelbrooks

After a shaky start the White Dahlia is putting on a show now πŸ’š lots of buds still to flower

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yodamama

Good morning Rachel πŸ™‹πŸ»

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rachelbrooks

Morning June πŸ™‹πŸ» what you up to today? @yodamama

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Keely

Looks lovely πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘

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debs69

Ooh like the look of this one Rachel πŸ‘ White could be the new pink πŸ€”πŸ˜‚πŸ’•

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yodamama

Putting my feet up today I think Rachel @rachelbrooks it's a dull, miserable day here.

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juliesgarden

Nooooo never @debs πŸ˜‚ , but it's very beautiful Rachel πŸ‘

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rachelbrooks

Oh! Sounds like a perfect plan then June πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜Š @yodamama

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rachelbrooks

Well, I do love a white flower...couldn't live without either to be honest! πŸ˜‚ @debs69 @juliesgarden

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pauline33

Beauty πŸ‘πŸ˜ŠπŸ’“

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brightcolours

#white #dahlia #upclose

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rachelbrooks

Thanks 😊 @Keely @pauline33

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rachelbrooks

#red #dahlia

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vec

Beautiful 😍

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fuschia

Gorgeous πŸ‘

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latebloomer

Frilly dilly beauty ❣

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rachelbrooks

Thank you ladies ❀️ @vec @fuschia @latebloomer

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darrenlakin

Beautiful @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Thank you @darrenlakin

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waynefaer

Stunning πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ’•@rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Thank you Wayne 😊 @waynefaer

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waynefaer

Back in the UK Tuesday πŸ˜ŽπŸ’•@rachelbrooks very tanned

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rachelbrooks

Yep, still not jealous @waynefaer πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ we've had a couple of hours sunshine here - what more do you need?! (Although you can bring some of that nice Greek weather back with you. Hope you've had a great time πŸ‡¬πŸ‡·

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waynefaer

So sorry but it has been very hot and I swore on retirement I would remain with a tan all year around and that stands sorry πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ’• next trip already being panned @raxhelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

A bit of a nip in the air this morning but this #dahlia is still looking hot, hot, hot! β˜€οΈ

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greenfinger14

Certainly does !!! Morning Rachael πŸ‘πŸ‘

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latebloomer

Morning Rachel Is that a ruffle beauty ❀️ hope the weather improves @rachelbrooks . Have a good day 😘

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charlottejhurst

Ooh yeah that is gorgeous 😚😚😚

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fuschia

Hi Rachel , thats smoking hot !! πŸ˜†

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pauline33

Great colour for a chilly morning πŸ‘πŸ“ΈπŸ’•

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yodamama

Good morning @Rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Morning @greenfinger14 β˜€οΈ

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rachelbrooks

Good morning @latebloomer πŸ™‹πŸ» gorgeous and sunny and warmed up now πŸ‘πŸΌ have you still got snow? ❄️❄️

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rachelbrooks

Morning June β˜€οΈ @yodamama πŸ™‹πŸ»

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cottagegardendave

Love the photo πŸ˜€πŸ“Έ

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latebloomer

No it's all but gone now @rachelbrooks . Glad your having a good day and nice weather . πŸ€—

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rachelbrooks

But have discovered a new found love of Dahlias this year and this is a new #favouriteflower (and it's not pink!)

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yodamama

Beautiful 😍

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ukjohnny

Dahlias have seemed to make a huge comeback this year...garden centres are full of them...that one is a beauty...

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rachelbrooks

I have seen so many that I like on here @ukjohnny my garden's going to be overrun with them πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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justin

Lovely #dahlia

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janric

Morning gorgeous colour Rachel

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rachelbrooks

It's even richer in real life Jan - can't quite capture the depth on my phone! Still rather gorgeous though! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ @janric

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