A conversation with my Mum

Hellebore 'Double Ellen' Red

Hellebore ‘Double Ellen’ Red

I’ve inherited my passion for plants and all things gardening from my Mum.  It was she who gave me my first patch of ground and seeds to sow in it; Candytuft and Virginian stocks; and who taught me the names of all the flowers in her garden.  She still propagates plants in her greenhouse and can get pretty much anything to put down roots. and grow.  So when I visited her and Dad today the conversation naturally turned to plants.   It was good to share my news with them about my blogging for Sarah Raven project, and Mum was particularly keen on the #britishflowers movement.  In fact given a bit more time I might be able to persuade her onto Twitter!

My parents have recently treated themselves to an iPad and so I gave Mum a little tour of some of my favourite websites, Common Farm Flowers and Higgledy Garden to name but two, and this afternoon she messaged me to say she was going to sit down with a cup of tea and catch up on my blog as well.

So knowing that Mum will find this post sooner or later, I want to say thank you Mum for passing on your love of gardening to me; sometimes my garden is the only thing that keeps me sane!   And thank you too Mum, for listening to me ramble on about my plans today and, just for the time being, keeping my secrets for me.

With all my love xxx

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About Sara Davison

I've been gardening as long as I can remember; initially as a child, learning from my mother, and then with each successive garden I've owned, I've expanded my knowledge and my plant collection. Starting Spring 2014 I'm taking my first steps as a flower farmer, growing British flowers for cutting on an acre of rented farmland in the Surrey Hills.
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5 Responses to A conversation with my Mum

  1. what a beautiful Helleborre- one of my all time fav plants.

  2. PJ says:

    The double hellebore is gorgeous… and what a lovely post too!
    I love Sarah Raven too so you must be really excited about blogging for her project x

  3. Flighty says:

    A lovely post that I’m sure will delight your mum. xx

  4. Great post, my mum taught me everything I know about shrubs and herbaceous plants. I repay her by droning on about vegetables 🙂

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