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Jun 24, 2022 6:01 PM CST
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Name: Rachael Hunter
UK- Essex
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Cistus blooming profusely.

It is certainly a bee magnet in my garden!

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Here is the full shrub in all its glory.


And just a few days before- look at all the buds! I knew it was going to be smothered in blooms this year!
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Jun 24, 2022 7:09 PM CST
Name: Nancy
Northeastern Illinois (Zone 5b)
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Another beautiful plant I never heard of. Had to look it up if I can grow them here, but my zone is too cold. It makes a beautiful banner!
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Jun 24, 2022 7:26 PM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6b)
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Oh, that is so pretty! I've never seen that one either.
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Jun 24, 2022 7:29 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Cistus, aka Rock Rose, a very pretty banner & addition to the garden,
and you captured it perfectly, Rachael. Thumbs up
Learn and/or create something every day.

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Jun 24, 2022 8:19 PM CST
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Your banners are introducing us to so many beautiful and interesting plants from the UK. It's so enlightening to see what other countries grow in their gardens; and the English Gardens are world renowned.
So glad you are part of this site.
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Jun 25, 2022 1:17 AM CST
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Name: Rachael Hunter
UK- Essex
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Thank you all,
I never considered that I'd be adding a bit of a variety to the mix! I'm just glad to be around like minded plant appreciators.

This shrub was a bit of a bargain (£1.79!!!) at my local Aldi store when we had cleared the back of the garden and I was looking to fill some gaps! I think is is a case of right plant, right place!

Thank you all for accepting me so warmly into your banner group. 🥰

Rachael
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Jun 25, 2022 9:53 AM CST
Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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I echo all the sentiments about appreciating seeing new or unfamiliar plants. This one looks like a real winner.
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Jun 25, 2022 11:55 AM CST
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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I agree Lovely! Smiling
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Jun 25, 2022 12:09 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Beautiful banner Rachael!
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Jun 25, 2022 9:06 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
RachaelHunter said: Thank you all,
I never considered that I'd be adding a bit of a variety to the mix! I'm just glad to be around like minded plant appreciators.

They grow well here in our Mediterranean climate, and am embarrassed
that I don't have even one. Rolling my eyes.
But thanks to your banner, will add a few if I can find them in the local nurseries...maybe just one depending on price.

This shrub was a bit of a bargain (£1.79!!!) at my local Aldi store when we had cleared the back of the garden and I was looking to fill some gaps! I think is is a case of right plant, right place!

That IS a great bargain

Thank you all for accepting me so warmly into your banner group. 🥰

So happy you're a contributor. Thumbs up
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