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hywel

By hywel

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I have a fuchsia variety called Winifred.

It is pretty,
and I bought it because one of my Grandmothers had the same name.

She was my mam’s mother,
but neither her nor her daugher (my mam) were the slightest bit interested in plants.

They liked flowers in a vase as long as someone else put them there;
and they liked wild flowers because they grow in the hedges
and need no attention,
but neither of them ever did any gardening in their entire lives.

Here are the two Winifreds :-

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Thats a lovely thought Hywel, and a pretty Fuchsia also

23 May, 2010

 

Oh Hywel, how lovely, two beautiful Winifreds. thank you

23 May, 2010

 

I think in this instance Hywel, your grandmothers beauty surpasses that of your fuchsia, doesn`t she have a lovely smile.

23 May, 2010

 

Thank you all.
Yes Stroller she had a lovely smile. She was a lovely lady :o))

23 May, 2010

 

Lovely sentiment Hywel! Two lovely Winifreds!

23 May, 2010

 

What a lovely fuchsia Hywel but I think your grandmother beauty outshines this one.....

23 May, 2010

mad
Mad
 

I agree with the others, both Winifreds are beautiful, but Grandmother Winifred leaves the fuschia in the shade, although it's gorgeous.

23 May, 2010

 

Lovely blog and your grandmother was a very pretty woman.

23 May, 2010

 

Great blog Hywel beautiful fuchsia and a beautiful lady!

23 May, 2010

 

lovely blog Hywell. I wish I had plants with family names too.

23 May, 2010

 

Both very pretty Hywel

23 May, 2010

 

It's nice when our plants have a family connection. Nice blog, Hywel.

23 May, 2010

 

Lovely blog Hywel :o)

23 May, 2010

 

enjoyed this blog Hywel. i pick some of my plants for their names too. my gran was Stella i bought my stellata magnolia to remind me of her..

24 May, 2010

 

Finding plants to match our family's names is always a lovely idea. I'll now be looking for an Astrantia major 'Florence'.

24 May, 2010

 

two lovely Winifreds Hywel..........

24 May, 2010

 

How lovely Hywel I will look out for this one for Harry as both His Mum and Eldest Sister were called Winifred, both have sadly past away now!

24 May, 2010

 

That is a lovel idea of buying the plant and matching your nans name, lovely to see her smiling as this is rare in old photos pretty lady.

24 May, 2010

 

Lovely Hywel. I think it must have been a generation thing because my nan never ever did anything in the gardens apart from hanging out the washing and feeding the chickens, mind you grandad never lifted a finger indoors even though they had eight children so I guess it evened itself out......

24 May, 2010

 

Thanks for reading my blog and all your comments.
I don't know about it being a generation thing Lincslass. My other Gran was always in the garden. I used to have a fuchsia of her name aswell but it died :o(

Carole you'll have to try and get this fuchsia for Harry.

24 May, 2010

 

lovely blog hywel and nice to see the two winifreds together at the end of your blog ;o))

24 May, 2010

 

Ah, what a lovely blog .....

26 May, 2010

 

A Lovely Looking Fuchsia & Nan Hywel :)

26 May, 2010

 

What a lovely looking lady your Gran is, Hywel, great photo to have as they get rarer the further you go back. I have photos of great gran/pa but no more.

27 May, 2010

 

I saved lots of photos from being thrown away after my grandparents on both sides died. Nobody wanted them except me. But now everyone is asking me if they can see them. I only show one or two when I feel like it - well it's their own fault.
I have photos going back for 6 generations :o) and some large portraits in frames aswell as photographs. Well I can talk all day about genealogy and the garden lol

27 May, 2010

 

It's good to talk!! 6 generations is fantastic i only have 3, which is good going.

27 May, 2010

 

Yes that's very good. Some have none at all. I was just lucky I think.
I have other things aswell as photos. I have recipe books my great-grandad used in his bakery, letters with loads of information in them, etc etc and lots of doccuments. All would have been thrown away if it wasn't for me lol. I find it so fascinating. Well many people do don't they.

27 May, 2010

 

Hey Hywel I have loads of letters too and documents plus and old will which told me all about my gramps nine brothers and sisters, great info in one letter. I even have letters my dad and his brother wrote from pow.camp these as you say, would have been burnt along with things like gas/electric bills!! Travesty.

27 May, 2010

 

I'm glad you saved them. Things like that can be as interesting as photos, and you can get more information from them :o))

27 May, 2010

 

I love fushcias and its great to have a connection with one variety. my mother was a Winefred, but her mother, my grandmother, died tragically when my mother was eight, then my grandfather house was bombed in the blitz and all family photos were lost. I have traced this branch back to the 1600, but how I wish I had some photos too! my mum was a cook in the ATS and I have her hand written cookbook about how to feed an army on rations!

27 May, 2010

 

What pitty all those photos were lost. But you have done well to trace back such a long way.

27 May, 2010

 

Droopy, you have that cookbook which must be a family treasure. It's nice to have at least one thing to pass on, so interesting.

27 May, 2010

 

Both lookers......

27 May, 2010

 

Thanks for everyone's comments on my blog :o)

27 May, 2010

 

Arhhh thats my nan's name also,and I do misss her.I love fushia's,I recently purchased a large variety hanging basket,that I shall keep the seeds of and try them again later,I think thats what you do.....lovely photo's btw Hywel ;-)

28 May, 2010

 

that is beautiful.

29 May, 2010

 

Hi Hywel .two lovely Winifreds ,how lovely to have a plant named after you .Thank you for the comments on my pictures ,I still finding my way round this site but enjoying it Best wishes .Jeansusan

7 Jun, 2010

 

Thanks for everyone's comments.

7 Jun, 2010

 

How lovely Hywel, two beautiful Winifreds together. :o)

9 Jun, 2010

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