Thursday, 2 February 2012

Abutilon.

There's nothing much flowering at the moment, but this Abutilon against the front of the cottage (possibly Megapotamicum) never stops; even at this frosty time of year.


All 'gardeners' of my ilk (the useless kind) will enjoy this plant. You simply pull up a rooted sucker from the base of someone else's plant, stick it in the ground, and, hey presto, it flowers for ever after! It's what I call 'a good doer'!

The plant in the picture is a recently planted sucker from another much older one we have. The original one is known as 'Sue', and was given to me by a friend (of that name) who died at a ridiculously young age from a sudden aneurysm. I always think of her when I tend to it.

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18 comments:

  1. That is how I would love to be remembered. As a lovely plant that flowers through it all, and tended by my friend.

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  2. I'm a bit of a sucker, so I wonder if my roots would grow the same way!hehehe!

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  3. It's a pretty-looking wee beastie too.

    In his last house my father planted some low-lying pink and purple ground-cover stuff. It was brilliant, it grew like weeds and any gardening necessary was done with a whip, a dining chair and a flame-thrower. My kind of gardening.

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    1. My people once had a lawn that was 100% moss.... it was wonderful.

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  4. Looks all the more beautiful against the warm litchen covered stone Cro.

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  5. A lovely splash of colour at this grey time of year.

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  6. ah, it's hugging the warm stone for warmth. How lovely you think of your friend when you tend to her namesake. I tended some lovely roses for years that were named (officially) after a friend of mine who died of AIDS. I thought of him fondly and could feel his spirit about me when around his rose bush.

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  7. It's beautiful Cro...it almost looks like a painting against the stone...I love the shadows it makes.

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  8. Oh I could do with some 'good doers' in our garden!

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    1. Try this one, it won't let you down!

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  9. What a lovely way to remember your friend.

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    1. I never tire of seeing small green plants survive the coldest snap.....

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  10. now that has put me in the mood for the med!! I love these plants.

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  11. That plant is lovely Cro. What a lovely way to remember your friend too.

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  12. What a lovely plant. Reminds me of a bleeding heart.

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  13. My favorite plants are those that were given to me by friends who took cuttings from their gardens. When I see them, I think of the person and how much they have added to my fullness of my life.

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    1. Me too SO. I have a Jean, a Sue, a different Sue, and 4 fruit trees that are named after my grandsons.

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  14. Sounds like it were perfect for our sunny terrace wall... I would love to have something permanently green there. The hollyhocks do great in summer and last until late fall but there always comes the day I have to cut them back

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