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KT53KT53 Posts: 8,750

When my wife's mother died we planted a shrub in her memory.  As her name was Myrtle it didn't take a genius to come up with a suitable plant.  For my own mother we planted her favourite rose.

Now a very dear friend has died and I'd like to plant something in his memory.  The only problem is finding something appropriate as his name was Bob, never "Robert" unless we wanted to wind him up image

In my search I've only come across on plant Acer Palmatum Bobs Big Green, which doesn't seem to be available in this country - I contacted an Acer specialist with the question. 

Does anybody have any bright ideas?


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,989

    A lovely idea, but I think that sometimes you have to think a bit laterally - for an 'evergreen' friend who sang in a blues  band and  we chose the holly, Blue Angel ... not obvious but it reminds us of him. image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,741

    Bob Brown, of Cotswold Garden Flowers, has an excellent clone named 'Bob's Best' with large pink-flushed white flowers and pewter-washed foliage.

    (from The Telegraph)
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 8,750

    Thanks Pansyface.  Sounds absolutely perfect.  Despite it being in the article about Cotswold Garden Flowers, it seems they don't actually stock it according to their own website.  Very odd.

    I have managed to find another possible supplier, if they do postal.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,358

    I had this hellebore and it didn't survive. It might be worth checking how tough it is.

    Hopefully it's just my conditions and climate here, and you won't have any problems image

    I bought it from the nursery I normally go to. I think they do mail order so if you have a problem getting it let me know and I'll see if they have it in stock. They don't always have everything listed.

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

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • I'm pretty sure there's a Camellia called Bobs Tinsie.

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