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diggingdorisdiggingdoris Posts: 512

I would like to buy some plants with a names of loved ones that are no longer with us, to put in a part of my garden that I call my memory patch. Does anyone know of a website that can help me find plants by searching by name? I've tried a quick look but can't quite find one.



  • Gary HobsonGary Hobson Posts: 1,892

    The RHS Plant finder is very useful, here: RHS Plant Finder

    For example, entering 'Doris' in the search box finds 40-odd plants (including numerous Dianthus): Chetwyn Doris, Doris, Doris Allwood, Doris Elite, Doris Galbally, Doris Majestic, Doris Supreme, Doris Wyatt, Mos Doris, Pendle Doris Delight, Pink Doris.

    And a rose: Doris Tysterman.

    Plus many others.

  • diggingdorisdiggingdoris Posts: 512

    Many thanks Gary I'll try that. ( Doris is my nickname from friends at work so I may grow something to remember them by as well!)

  • grannyjannygrannyjanny Posts: 34

    I have a book called, Grow That Name. If you struggle I could have a look in that for you.

  • diggingdorisdiggingdoris Posts: 512

    That sounds like the perfect book for me, Who is it by please also the publisher would be helpful, many thanks janny

  • MarineliliumMarinelilium Posts: 213
    What a lovely idea. How about roses diggingdoris? They have first names you could match and there is even one called Absent Friends and another called Always Remember Me.
  • grannyjannygrannyjanny Posts: 34

    Hi Doris. It's compiled by Susan Purveur. I've just looked on Amazon & they have it in new & used very cheaply, under £3. I hope you like itimage.

  • Hi. I've been following this, and is a great help as  I'm looking for a rose called Doris or Winnifred for my late mum.      Does anyone know of a Winnifred ?  

    Also one for my late husband  named Alan or Al.      ?

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  • diggingdorisdiggingdoris Posts: 512

    Thank you for all your suggestions. I picked up a brochure from Hampton Court FS and ordered some rose bushes from them. A huge selection to choose from and all are doing well. I chose Sheilas perfume, Amber sweet dreams, and Mamma Mia..

    Worth having a look at their website.

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