plaited plant

My best friend has just had premature twin boys. Sadly one has died at just 60 hours old. Thankfully his brother is doing well.

I wanted to get her and her husband something to commemorate their birth and allow them to remember the son that they have lost. I was thinking about a potted plaited tree or plant. Or a plaited potted plant that flowers in October if there is such a thing.

I know nothing about plants. My friend lives in the Midlands. Can anyone help? Thanks.



  • o'dear thats so sad I think you are a real friend But do you think a reminder is good ??



  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,242

    What did they name the one that died.? Maybe an Apple tree that will fruit in October would be good. You could pick one with a similar name.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • Sorry to hear of your friend's loss. Those with sadly, that experience would agree something to remember them in a positive way will be helpful and keep them part of their family. 

    Perhaps a fruit tree? Or you could look at and talk to the local garden centres about what is in flower at this time of year.

  • AtillaAtilla Posts: 1,493

    There is an indoor plant Pachira aquatica that is sold plaited in most garden centres and sheds in the indoor section - it does flower but I have no idea when as it is a true tropical.

  • Hi name was Charlie and his brother, who is still doing well, is called Henry. They live in the Midlands but I live in New Zealand so chatting to my local garden centre is going to be awkward! Also, whatever I buy (and can do so online) needs to be relatively easily delivered!

  • Bloody hell trickster My Sisters,  daughter has just had a baby called Herry and his older brother (5 years old ) is called Charlie and we live in the Midlands small world 

    I think there is a  clematis called prince charles if that helps



  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,242

    There is an  apple tree called Charles Ross. It has really good fruit in October It is available from a number of nurseries who will send mail order

    Just search      Charles Ross  apple tree mailorder England.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
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