Sunday 10 July 2011

Day of rest

My great-grandfather was a gardener. Not just the pottering in the garden on a Sunday type - but a professional, a horticulturist really.

One of the thing he did was cultivating new types of fuchsias; which he then named after the women in his life.

I already have my hardy Phyllis (named for my Gran) which has wintered several years happily next to my peace rose. As a thank you gift, following her party, Gran gave me Constance, named for Great-Aunt Connie.