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A Tree for Mum.....

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At xmastime my hubby apologised because one of my present`s was missing, When we lost Mum I`d said that I wanted a tree for my garden to plant in her memory. Mum was always adamant that when her time came, we as her family were to take her ashes back to the village she was born in, we knew exactly where and have obeyed her wish, but I now have my tree and today being a nice dry, sunny afternoon, hubby has helped me plant Mum`s tree…..

It`s a Prunus Cerasifera Nigra (Purple Ornamental Plum) has pale pink flowers followed by copper purple leaves, obviously doesn`t look much at the moment but hopefully in a few weeks time will be lovely and I will be able to post another pic………

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What a lovely present, perfect :-)))

21 Jan, 2010

 

Lovely Lincslass, my grandad gave me cuttings of Masquerade miniature rose
that he'd done( he was a gardener) and when it flowers it reminds me of him

21 Jan, 2010

 

It is lovely to have garden items to remind us of our parents and grandparents. This is a superb choice, Sue, and I look forward to more photos as the tree gets blossom and foliage. :o)

21 Jan, 2010

 

what a lovely reminder of your mum lincs,i too look forward to photos,it will be lovely in summer ill bet..:o)

21 Jan, 2010

 

Lovely thing to have as a tribute to and reminder of your mum.

21 Jan, 2010

 

Beautiful memorial.

21 Jan, 2010

 

It's a lovely one! Great choice. :-))

21 Jan, 2010

 

will be gorgeous. a fitting tribute.

21 Jan, 2010

 

A lovely reminder of your mum Lincslass. May it thrive.

22 Jan, 2010

 

It's nice to have plants that remind us of people. I'm sure it will look lovely through the year. It will be great to see the photos of it.

22 Jan, 2010

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I agree with all the others, its a great choice, and will surely do her justice when it flowers and shows off those lovely leaves. A lovely memorial.

22 Jan, 2010

 

me to........ a lovely memory of your mother...

22 Jan, 2010

 

Agree with everyone a lovely memory, looking forward to seeing it grow.

22 Jan, 2010

 

Very good choice, lovely reminder of your Mum.

22 Jan, 2010

 

Thankyou all for your comments, I browsed many pages thinking what to get but it had to be that one. As I said we did carry out Mum`s wishes but I felt lost when we had and wanted something here at home, it`s a very peaceful part of my garden, near my bottom pond, my favourite place for relaxing and thinking...

22 Jan, 2010

 

... about all the wonderful happy times that you shared. I think you`ve made a lovely choice.

22 Jan, 2010

 

What a lovely thought Lincslass, you will have to take another picture when in flower to show us ......

22 Jan, 2010

 

Looking forward to seeing it in all its glory, great memorial which will continue to grow along with your memories.

22 Jan, 2010

 

I have an Azalea called Louise. I'm a great believer in planting "memories" Your tree will give great comfort.

22 Jan, 2010

 

a lovely tribute to your mothers memory Lincslass...look forward to seeing it grow....

22 Jan, 2010

 

Sad to say but having recently moved house we had to leave my wife's 'mum' - a rhodedendron which flowered beautifully and regularly. We still have a Wiegela which started as a cutting baci in the 1960's from my father in law's garden.
It's a great way to remember family this way - my son also has the Wiegela bush in his own garden.

22 Jan, 2010

 

What a lovely memorial Lincslass....Im sure your Mum is very pleased.........

22 Jan, 2010

 

Lovely thought - every time you see it you will think of your Mum - it reminds me of mine (I've planted Lillies for Mum as she had emphysema and loved them but they set off her asthma and so couldnt be near them)

25 Jan, 2010

 

lovely present and memorial for your mum sue, :o) xx

28 Jan, 2010

 

What a great way to remember your, mum!

I wish I could have done something similar as my mum died just over a year ago & when I go to the cemetery, where her ashes are, I often think I would like to plant something there for her. But being a grass cemetery you are not allowed to do more than put flowers on the grave. I have no place on the balcony for a permanent memorial. :-(

28 Feb, 2010

 

I think I said this re a different question but a friend of mine had a photo of her mum and when it was a special occasion -- or she was thinking of her would put a few flowers or a plant next to the photo-- doesn't take much room and is a personal memorial that you can always move if nessesary hope it helps x

28 Feb, 2010

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