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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 1:04 pm    Post subject: Heirloom plants Reply with quote

A few days ago I was posting about flowers that are blooming now. I forgot all about a variegated pelargonium which is still in flower.

I got it as a cutting from my sister's garden in Fermanagh and she got it from our mother. Mum brought it as a cutting from my grandmother's house in Exeter, Devonshire where it was grown by my grandfather. As he died in 1944, I can't trace it back any further than that.

I wonder do many people have "heirloom" plants they are fond of?



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have any but that's a really lovely story and a plant to hold onto.

You should put a label in front with your grandfather's name on it.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well done,
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