Sunday, 23 September 2012

Saturday Flowers!

I know it is Sunday, and I should not have a  Saturday Snapshot, but in some parts of the globe (like American Samoa and Hawaii) I believe it is still yesterday, which makes this post OK!

Anyway, this week's Snapshot is very brief (as well as being very late) because my mother is ill, and I am looking after her. So here is a picture I took yesterday of one of her fuschias, and a shot of part of her lovely garden, which is her pride and joy. Aged 85, she still does the garden herself, and grows the plants from seeds and cuttings - she has real 'green fingers' and sticks tiny fragments of flowers and shrubs into pots of earth, or even jars of water, and they flourish for her. She says she talks to them and that's what makes the difference!

Despite being so independent, she has allowed me to mow the grass - but only because she is not well enough to do it herself!

For more Saturday Snapshots see  Alice's blog at http://athomewithbooks.net/ 

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  1. Hi Christine, thankyou for visiting my blog earlier. the flowers are beautiful and your mother's garden is lovely. I hope your mother feels better [will be praying for her] x

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  2. Beautiful garden! I always admire those who can create a space like this. She sounds like a wonderful woman.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. I think she is amazing - but I could be biased!

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  3. Your fuschia looks beautiful. I kill them every time. Here's Mine

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    1. According to my mother they are really easy to grow, but I never have much success with them.

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  4. What a beautiful garden! I hope your mother feels better soon.

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    1. Thank you - doesn't look so beautiful today though - it's bucketing down rain again.

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  5. What a lovely garden! Best wishes to your mother!

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    1. Thank you Cheryl. I only wish my garden was half as nice!

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  6. Enjoyed looking at your garden! You mom will be back at it in no time1

    Here is my Saturday Snapshot post!

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    1. I hope she will soon be back to usual - not used to her being unable to do stuff!

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  7. I really wish I had the patience for gardening. Nice pics.

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    1. William, I obviously haven't inherited mum's talents - #I start with good intentions, but it always ends up a mess.

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  8. What a boon that garden must be for your Mum! Those fushcia are just lovely! I managed to bring two fushcia through the summer and now am wondering if I can bring the pots inside for the winter ... do you mind asking your Mum and getting back to me? perhaps she will be able to advise me! I live in New Hampshire, so they will never make it through the winter outside!

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    1. Susan, she has a little conservatory (unheated)where she overwinters tender things, and mostly they survive. This particular fuschia is a hardy one.

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  9. Talking to flowers does make a difference. I talk to all of mine and I rarely lose a plant. I suspect there is some truth to the 'talking to them' in that we breath out carbon dioxide which plants use to make food. But then again I could be imagining things!

    Hope you mom feels better soon and gets back out into her garden. Gardening is my therapy and I can certainly understand why she still loves tending to hers even at age 85.

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    1. Leslie, that's interesting - I like to think talking to plants is a kind of magic, but my husband always says it's down to science.

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  10. It looks like a beautiful garden! I wish I had such skill! I'm sorry that your mom isn't feeling well though - I hope she's better soon.

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    1. Thank you Alyce - I love mum's garden (and I love her, of course!)

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  11. Fantastic fuschia...and the garden is jut beautiful. My mum used to have that same kind of green thumb; she never took any particular care that I could see but would shove a shoot into some earth in a pot very perfunctually and lo and behold, lovely growth. My thumb on the other hand is green, but only with envy.
    I hope your mum feels better and stays that way.

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    1. I think 'green fingers' is something some people are born with - making plants grow is a gift.

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  12. Her garden is lovely and the fuschia is gorgeous!! I hope that she feels better soon!

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  13. I love gardening too.
    Thanks for dropping by and visiting.

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  14. What a beautiful garden! I love fuschia. Sending healing energies to your mom!

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    1. I love fuschias - they look so delictae, like little ballet dancers I always think. Healing energies are much appreciated!

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  15. Your effusing fuschia is perfect♫♪ You are both in my prayers!

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  16. I hope your mom is feeling better. She has a beautiful garden! I love my flowers but they never look that good. And a late post is fine with me. I enjoy the photos!

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    1. My flowers never look that good either! I shall try harder next year though!

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  17. I hope your mum feels better. Her fuschias are lovely.

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    1. Thank you Esme. She's very good with fuschias and geraniums - and most other plants!

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  18. Pretty!! the garden is amazing. I hope your mom feels better soon!!

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    1. I think her garden would be amazing for anyone, but she is incredible to still be doing it.

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  19. My best get-well wishes to your mother. She's one tough lady, still mowing the lawn and gardening at 85, just amazing! The colours are so beautiful in her lovely garden. You take care too.

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    1. Still catching up on the computer - hardly used it over the last week. I'm glad you liked my mother's garden!

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  20. Lovely! I wish I could think I'd still be doing my own garden at 85! I already have a man to cut the grass (but there is a lot of it).
    I hope your mother will soon be pottering outside again.

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    1. I hope she is able to potter about out there again really soon.

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  21. Fuschias are lovely. I hope your mother is better soon and enjoying them.

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    1. Thank you Louise - hopefully she is on the mend.

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  22. Aww, I hope your mother feels better soon! The flowers are beautiful though. :)

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    1. That's kind of you Meaghan. I wish my garden was like that!

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  23. Your garden is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Diane. I love the colours in those fuschias.

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  24. I hope she's doing better. Her garden is lovely.

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    1. Thank you Nan. She is a little better now, so I am back home again for a bit.

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