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21/12/2012 at 16:36

Hi I am looking for plants to represent the staff that I work with to put in the gardens

I already have a Claire Austin rose which is my name the other names are as follows

Graham, Leasley, Lorraine, Nicola, Sarah , David, and Robert. any suggestion would be a great help. Can be any plant but not ones that need acidc soil.

21/12/2012 at 16:43

This is always useful-just enter a name and see what come up

Graham for example gets 19 suggestions-Nicola 11............

21/12/2012 at 17:34

I have rambler rose called Albertina (my mothers name),Nellie Moser ,mrs .batmen,mr.young,Niobe,Clematis,and.....

21/12/2012 at 17:47

That's a lovely idea Claire! Are you starting from scratch?

21/12/2012 at 18:19

No it is a well established garden but we have such a good team working here that I wanted to do some thing for them. The Place is Cossington Park in Somerset there is a youtube video if you want to look.

21/12/2012 at 18:51
Dianthus David and Sarah. I'm sure there's a sweet pea named after Lorraine chase but there must be sweet peas with some of those names you want.There's a hardy geranium sanguinium called Bloody Graham. .???
21/12/2012 at 19:08

I like the bloody Graham but he is the boss so maybe not

21/12/2012 at 19:36
I can only mutter that!
21/12/2012 at 21:07

only some times he is a good boss most of the time

21/12/2012 at 21:41

There is the David Austin rose called Graham Thomas - a beautiful yellow one, Lythrum "Robert", the pretty pink peony "Sarah Bernhardt" and many others in the website above from "santa moniker" above (who is a very helpfull man called Geoff, but he's getting a bit excited because of Christmas and keeps changing his name).

21/12/2012 at 21:51

Rosa  'Sarah van Fleet' you'll need plenty of roses.

21/12/2012 at 22:40

there's a white pelargonium called 'Hermione'

22/12/2012 at 08:36

What a lovely idea and santa monika that link is great, there are quite a few and some very striking, it'd be good to match the planting to personalities, the fuschia 'Lorraines Delight' sounds nice.

Good luck Claire it'd be nice to know which plants you decide to use.

22/12/2012 at 09:14
asilvert wrote (see)'d be good to match the planting to personalities....

An alternative approach would be to select a variety of plants that represent obvious characteristics of the various people.

For example:

  • Someone who is difficult to get along with, could be represented by a pyracantha, or holly bush.
  • The office beauty could be represented by a rose (with or without thorns).
  • An ice queen might be represented by a lily.
  • Someone less attractive might be represented by a patch of wallflowers.
  • A person with a lanky appearance might be represented by a climber, or vertical conifer.
  • A short fat person might be represented by a pumpkin or little box bush.
  • A sciver, who doesn't contribute much, might be represented by a patch of weeds or some other unproductive plant.
  • Etc


26/12/2012 at 11:41

Thanks George nice idea but I want to stay with the names.


26/12/2012 at 15:16

Probably safer too  

26/12/2012 at 20:51

Nut cutlet We have plenty of roses but some are coming to the end of thier time so some new replacemtns will be good. Graham Thomas is deffinalty one of them and possibly Sarah Van Fleet. It is a very old property and gardens main part of the house was built in the mid 1740s.


26/12/2012 at 20:52

Chilli lover no it is an old garden which I have been bring back to life over the past 5 years.


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