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hywel

By hywel

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I like to buy fuchsias with names that ‘mean’ something to me, and if I see one with the name of a relation, I definately buy it.

Well I’ve found ones with the names of my two grandmothers -

The first one, I found a few years ago. It’s called Winifred, and that was the name of one of my grandmothers :o)

It’s a bit early for this year’s flowers yet, so that’s an old photo

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Now I’ve waited several years to find this one …

It’s a small plant I found in a nearby nursery last week.

It’s called Hanna, and that was also the name of one of my grandmothers :o)
(Actually she was Hannah – but who’s going to quibble about one missing H)

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So here are my two Grandmothers …

Winifred …
(Mam’s mother)

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And at last, Hanna …
(Dad’s mother)

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Two lovely fuchsias,
and two lovely Grandmothers.
And since it’s May, that’s the month that both my grandmothers, and myself, have our birthdays :o)

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Comments

 

That's a lovely blog, Hywel.
I'm so glad you found fuchsias with names to match both wonderful grandmothers, and appropriate to remember them in May :o)

8 May, 2012

 

:o)))) Hywel this touched my heart two lovely ladies with fuchsias to match and most important of all that they obviously mean so much to their grandson, only hope that mine remember me so fondly.

8 May, 2012

 

Aw, Stroller, that's just what I was going to say :))

I love that they have the same lovely harmonious colours in them too, Hywel...lovely blog :))

8 May, 2012

 

Aaawww that is a really nice blog.They are lovely fuschias to match your lovely grandmothers.How nice :)))))))

8 May, 2012

 

Quite moving,Hywel..but so apt..I am so glad you managed to have both now..a lovely rememberance of two special ladies in your life..and I love the photo's of them..:o)

8 May, 2012

 

That's such a lovely idea, Hywel. And the fuschias are so pretty, too, celebrating both your grandmas. The pictures of the grandmas are great, too.
As a grandma myself, and on behalf of grandmas everywhere, thanks for this, Hywel.

8 May, 2012

 

Beautiful old photos there Hywel, I love sepia photos. That was very clever of you to find fuschias to match their names. Well done. A lovely memory. Also happy b.day to you too!

8 May, 2012

 

How sweet Hywel!
Wishing you a Happy BD as well! :)

8 May, 2012

 

Lovely blog, Hywel, and so lovely to see your two grandmas too. A great way to honour them. I also think May is the best month to have a birthday too :)

8 May, 2012

 

wow thats excellent, what a lovely idea to buy plants with names connected to your family, ive got a daughter called Hannah, im sure ive just bought fushsia called this name too:-)

8 May, 2012

 

Hywell...such a lovely blog..im delighted you got both your plants...two beautiful fushsias, for two beautiful ladies....:>)

8 May, 2012

 

Hywel your grandmothers were very lovely people and the fuchsias
are a special way to remember them........and may is a brilliant month for birthdays in my family!

8 May, 2012

 

Pam, we have 7 b.days this month too! (think I may have said this before Lol)

8 May, 2012

 

A lovely blog Hywel, my dads mum was also called Hannah, sadly I never met her, my dad was orphaned at a very young age.
Lovely pics ....

8 May, 2012

 

We,ve about that Gran with my oh an me on the same day
........(I think I said that too.......is it my age, I,ve just had a birthday......:0)

8 May, 2012

 

I understand Pam!! Its my age too! Thats nice to share a b.day with OH. you need never forget then!

8 May, 2012

 

what a lovely blog Hywell, brilliant photo's and a happy birthday for May.

8 May, 2012

 

Aw, what a nice way to remember them Hywel

8 May, 2012

 

That is really nice Hywel, I have an Aquilegia called Dorothy after my mother. My dad was called Jimmy.....not too many plants called Jimmy. :o)))

8 May, 2012

 

lovely blog and thought Hywel

8 May, 2012

 

Happy birthday and what a lovely present to yourself in memory of your grandma. They both look very elegant as do your grandmas.

8 May, 2012

 

that's a really lovely way to remember them Hywel, lovely blog... :-)

8 May, 2012

 

What a lovely blog Hywel, Lovely

8 May, 2012

 

Lovely fuchsias, lovely photos Hywel.
I couldnt help thinking they looked alike. But then people often marry people who look like them dont they? Did your father's family resemble you mother's?
My fuchsias are without flowers as yet- I have stopped them and hope the sun comes out to encourage them!

8 May, 2012

 

Hi everyone and thanks for reading my fuchsia blog :o)

Rachelsmum, My grandmothers didn't look alike. Hannah was tall and thin, and Winifred was short and fat lol

Linda I don't think I'll find fuchsias with my parents' names either. They had Welsh names, just like me. No plants to be had called Hywel lol :o)

Thanks also for the birthday wishes. I'm not going to say what day it's on lol ....

8 May, 2012

 

Loved your blog, the fuschias and pictures are beautiful and all complete for May that's a really special memory. Have a super birthday month Hywel :o)

8 May, 2012

 

Happy b.day for ??th Hywel! Aw it is a great blog it genuinely made me smile-same as everyone else :D

9 May, 2012

 

Aw how lovely Mr Hywel! Both grandmothers look lovely :)))))))))))))

9 May, 2012

 

Lovely grans and pretty fuchsias.

9 May, 2012

 

Grand blog Hywel. Loved the photos too.

9 May, 2012

 

Hywell don't be a spoil sport we would all love to wish you a Happy Birthday on the day, xx

9 May, 2012

 

Happy birthday Hywel , for whenever it is! That was a really good find and now you will be able to look at them every year and think of your Grandma's.

9 May, 2012

 

Thanks for all your comments :o)
and for the good birthday wishes.

Yorkshire, it's been :o) x

9 May, 2012

 

Happy birthday Hywell. Thank you for sharing this beautiful blog....grandmothers are so special. Just bought a new fuchsia called Lady Jane. :)))) xx

9 May, 2012

 

Happy Birthday from me also, and what beautiful Fuchsias, we have a daughter Hannah, I think it is a lovely name and such a thoughtful idea to remember people in plants, we have done it with roses, not only people but places that we love.

9 May, 2012

 

happy birthday hywel ~ whichever day it is.

10 May, 2012

 

Oh no Hywell, that's right spoilt my day,

10 May, 2012

 

what a lovely blog, happy birthday :0)

11 May, 2012

 

Thanks everyone :o)

lol Yorkshire !

11 May, 2012

 

I loved this blogg. They are such pretty Fuchsias to honour two lovely Grandmas.

12 May, 2012

 

All the best people are born in may!

13 May, 2012

 

They certainly are :o)

Thanks for all your comments.

14 May, 2012

 

Happy birthday from me too. My mother was called Hannah. I will always be on the lookout for a plant called Hywel now but as you say it might be a long wait!

14 May, 2012

 

It is lovely the way you have mingled the pretty fuschias with the beautiful photos of your grandmothers. What a really special, personal blog.
Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

A very happy birthday.

14 May, 2012

 

lovely blog Hywel..its great to keep connected to our past. its also nice to remember plant names choosing family names has always helped...lol

15 May, 2012

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