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02/01/2014 at 12:48

Hi All

I am new on here and this is my first post. I am looking for plant gift ideas to mark my Mother-in-law's 60th birthday in mid January?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


02/01/2014 at 12:52

Having had a similar birthday just over a year ago, my first thought is, what sort of gardening does your MIL like?  Roses and flowering plants, or more on the lines or wildlife friendly native plants.

My birthday is coming up again at the end of January, and I've asked for a hazel, which will have catkins on around the time of my birthday, and I will underplant it with snowdrops and aconites which will flower around my birthday too. 

02/01/2014 at 14:51

Dove, that sounds lovely

02/01/2014 at 21:55

GardenerP - there is a section on the RHS website about finding plants for special occasions, with tips on how to use their plant finder to find plants with special names, or that flower at special times.

Checked it out earlier for you - and ended up purchasing a couple of new camellias because they have my youngest daughter's name ..... if OH complains about yet more plant deliveries, I shall be blaming you

03/01/2014 at 12:31

I was 60 on Christmas Eve and I have half an acre of garden and arthritis.  I didn't want any plants for my birthday. What I wanted was a couple of hardy perennial gardeners.....

03/01/2014 at 13:09

a gardening voucher is best so as one can indulge in buying plants e.t.c.

03/01/2014 at 13:48

Purple shamrock. for ether out door or in. You will be amazed and so easy.



03/01/2014 at 14:37
Edd wrote (see)

Purple shamrock. for ether out door or in. You will be amazed and so easy.




Have had this myself for over 10 years. Flowers at least 3-4 times a year, very pretty plant.

You could go for a hamamelis, or find a plant with her name.

08/01/2014 at 21:32
Thanks for all your help and ideas.
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