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By pixi25


After looking at Hywel’s blog on her cacti I had to share this with you, by the way Hywel I thought your cacti were amazing!
This cactus is in my Dad’s porch.
My Mum bought it yearsssssssssss ago and she always complained that it never flowered.
The day she died (17yrs ago) a beautiful flower came out and now 2 weeks ago on the anniversary of her death it flowered again.
We were amazed to see it!
My Dad has been very ill this past few months and he said “Its your Mum, she’s still around, looking after me now” Aw bless him.
I would like to think that is true.
Anyway I thought I would share this beautiful flower with you.
By the way Hywel, maybe you could enlighten me as to which cactus it is, I have no idea about them. :)

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Lovely flower.

1 Jul, 2011


Oh look at that flower, just amazing. I do hope your Dad is better soon Pix :)

1 Jul, 2011


Well he is 89 on Sunday..just getting old I guess :(

1 Jul, 2011


That is one spectacular bloom, Pixi :) It's hard for us to see parents decline in health....your dad is wished a lovely day on his 89th birthday.

1 Jul, 2011


It's an Epiphyllum, but I don't know the species. There are so many types of Epiphyllums.
It's beautiful, and how wonderful that it flowered on that particular day.
I often think things are more than just coincidences ....

By the way I am a 'he' lol :o)

1 Jul, 2011


Well thanks for the comments and I thank MR HYWEL for naming the flower! lol
We are having a barbecue for Dad in SUnday..all the family will be there..hope its sunny! :) Thanks for your good wishes xx

1 Jul, 2011


Mr Hywel, that's made me laugh big time! We all know what to give Mr H for his birthday....a cactus!
One year I made a Cactus bowl for my stepfather...he managed to never water them and they all went to Cactus heaven!

1 Jul, 2011


Aw lol! Well Dad never watered the plants in the porch much and as I've been going up every weekend now, I;ve been watering and talking to them so maybe that's why it flowered? Who knows lol

1 Jul, 2011


I talk to mine the whole time and the dogs!! I am surprised sometimes when they don't talk back!

1 Jul, 2011


Lovely :))))

1 Jul, 2011


Yes Lulu and me the cat hahaha they think I'm the mad artist around here lol! CHeek eh?
Thanks Paul :))

1 Jul, 2011


Was it just a coincidence they flowered on the particular days? I would love to believe more than that.Wish your dad a good health Pixi.

11 Jul, 2011


I'd like to believe it was more than coincidence too. Nice thought eh?
Thanks for your good wishes Camilla..he was 89 last week and we had a BBQ for him, he is such a good, kind and lovely man, I am lucky to have him for a Dad. :)

11 Jul, 2011


You are such a caring daughter Pixi.He is lucky to have you for a daughter.

13 Jul, 2011


Thanks :) x

13 Jul, 2011

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