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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,735

    Frank imageimageimage

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,143

    I've just bought Constance chicky. It's by the back gate and very pretty. Nice bright foliage too. Think I posted a pic on the garden gallery. It's a bit tangled as it had obviously been in the pot a while but it'll be better next year.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,258

    Lycnis coronaria. It was the first plant I grew from seed, which came from my FILs garden. That was over 20 years ago, but I still grow the seeds every few years to replace those that have died.

    My FIL helped to get me interested in gardening when I got married and bought our current house, which had a lot of garden that had not been tended for many years. I grow many plants that were seeds, cuttings or divisions from plants in his garden, that he showed me how to take.

    I sometimes wonder what he would make of what I have turned the garden into and hope that he would approve.

    There are ashtrays of emulsion,
    for the fag ends of the aristocracy.

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  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,143

    I bet he'd love it doc image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • chickychicky Posts: 10,322

    I'm sure he is looking on and smiling pdocimage

    Fairy - i know you have Constance - it was you that gave me the ideaimage.  And whilst i was on the Taylors website some others caught my eyeimage

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,143

    chicky image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Palaisglide wrote (see)

    Hi David, yes all well just been very busy, a couple of friends asked about me so I thought it best to put minds at rest, not pushing up daisies.

    This forum is addictive I only intended to dip in and out.


     Really great to see you, Frank.....have you down as Bruce Forsyth's replacement on Strictly. image

    'Forum addictive'....never a truer word!

  • StevedaylillyStevedaylilly Posts: 1,087

    Its amassing how gardening makes us think about the loved one we have lost.When my dear dad passed away , my wife and I decided to plant a purple acer in his memory.I was a bit worried that the frost would take it so in winter in went in the GH.But ever year it has got bigger and better and now it holds a special place in my garden. My dad was not a lover of gardening but he admired how people made the great effort to garden and produce beautiful gardens

    The acer was brought in memory of my dad but the memories are always there.

    God bless you dad


  • Tray14Tray14 Posts: 210

    Every time I look at my Hostas I feel the love of the person who gave them to me - someone special who for the time being is in my life - and for that I am grateful x

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    Well, not really a specific sentimental plant, but my Gramps loved Gladioli and this year for the first time I am growing Gladis,  I have planted almost 50 bulbs and hope he will look down and like them.

    What lovely stories you have all shared.

    My only sentimental plant which  I have in my garden is my Jasmine bought for me by my little sister for my 40th last year.  I did have a Hydrangea which my mum bought me when we bought our first house but it died, although I did replace it with another but not quite the same!

    Punk, how could your FIL not like your garden, it's beautiful and you obviously had a very good teacher image

    Lily, I am going to get big plain terracotta pots and paint their names on image Whilst the trees are so small I will bulk out with bedding plants around the edge. 

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