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13/05/2012 at 12:10

I would like to buy some plants with a names of loved ones that are no longer with us, to put in a part of my garden that I call my memory patch. Does anyone know of a website that can help me find plants by searching by name? I've tried a quick look but can't quite find one.

13/05/2012 at 13:07

The RHS Plant finder is very useful, here: RHS Plant Finder

For example, entering 'Doris' in the search box finds 40-odd plants (including numerous Dianthus): Chetwyn Doris, Doris, Doris Allwood, Doris Elite, Doris Galbally, Doris Majestic, Doris Supreme, Doris Wyatt, Mos Doris, Pendle Doris Delight, Pink Doris.

And a rose: Doris Tysterman.

Plus many others.

13/05/2012 at 14:50

Many thanks Gary I'll try that. ( Doris is my nickname from friends at work so I may grow something to remember them by as well!)

13/05/2012 at 15:48

I have a book called, Grow That Name. If you struggle I could have a look in that for you.

13/05/2012 at 17:24

That sounds like the perfect book for me, Who is it by please also the publisher would be helpful, many thanks janny

13/05/2012 at 19:00
What a lovely idea. How about roses diggingdoris? They have first names you could match and there is even one called Absent Friends and another called Always Remember Me.
13/05/2012 at 20:03

Hi Doris. It's compiled by Susan Purveur. I've just looked on Amazon & they have it in new & used very cheaply, under £3. I hope you like it.

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