Sister-in-Law, Gardening Memories and a Cornish Snail

18 May

1     A lovely long email from my sister-in-law in Atlanta giving me all their news.

2    I love it how gardening makes me remember people. Today it’s the very small  crinodendron hookerianum, with so many amazing lanterns this year, only three last year (Mum and Dad and their good friend Eddie), planting Cosmos (Bill’s Dad who gave me plugs the year he died and they kept flowering until the first frosts), night scented stocks, just tiny seedlings at the moment, ( KJ as a very little girl of 3 or 4 who used to wake up at about 10pm night after night. We used to take her out into the garden on summer nights to smell ‘the night flowers’ and then she would happily go back to bed.) And now, seeing the uncurling fern, my lovely sister Daisy who emailed to say that she too loves to see the uncurling ferns but in Hawaii they are 30′ tall!

Crinodendron Hookerianum

3  A delightful little snail – I know they eat my plants but just look at him on the edge of the ice cream tub!

Small Cornish snail


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9 responses to “Sister-in-Law, Gardening Memories and a Cornish Snail

  1. Russel Ray Photos

    June 7, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Thanks for letting me camp out in your blog for a little while. As usualy, I had a great time and tried to leave my campsite as clean as when I arrived. I’ll be back!

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 7, 2012 at 2:01 pm

      Thank you very much for your long visit, for liking and for so many comments.It has been a pleasure to have you camping out! I look forward to your next visit! 🙂

      • Russel Ray Photos

        June 7, 2012 at 2:05 pm

        Well when the campground is so nice and relaxing, the camping trip will be long! lol

  2. Don Scrooby

    May 19, 2012 at 6:37 am

    I applaud you’re response to snails. We have the same problem in our garden and i just can’t bring myself to destroy them; so I spend a lot of time simply removing them from the garden. I know they come back, but our garden looks fine. We’re going in to Winter now, but it’s not always easy to tell when you live in a tropical area. It’s something I miss – a clear distinction between the seasons.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 19, 2012 at 9:09 am

      We have a Cornish hedge down one side of our garden and it is the perfect habitat for snails. They come in so many beautiful delicate designs but they do often find themselves in the field behind with a bit of a journey to make! 🙂

  3. Russel Ray Photos

    May 18, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    I love it when I find people who actually enjoy snails. I think they are the coolest little things.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 18, 2012 at 8:48 pm

      Aren’t they, especially the little ones 🙂

  4. Choc Chip Uru

    May 18, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    I love how hobbies and doing things you love have roots to other people – makes it that much more special 😀
    And I am admiring that snail from afar… Very afar 😉

    Choc Chip Uru

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 18, 2012 at 8:13 pm

      You always make such lovely comments! I love the ‘roots’ comment! 🙂


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