22 July 2012

In Loving Memory

This week I lost my dearly beloved grandmother at the age of 96.  She was an amazing woman: stylish, gutsy, adventurous, loving, super-intelligent and a talented gardener, cook and photographer as well - a true inspiration to me in my life.  These beautiful camellias are from her much loved garden.


  1. Sorry to hear about the loss. Take care

  2. My grandmother died a few years ago aged 99 - she too loved camelias. I do like the possibility that there is a link between gardening and living to a nice old age. Sorry for your loss.

  3. Thank you all so much for your kind thoughts, it's touching to know that I've become part of such a lovely community through this blog. And Liz I love your theory, I'm sure there's something in it. Given the passion we both have for gardening, let's hope so!
    Tobi x

  4. I am so sorry about your Grandma. What a wonderful age she reached. I love that you posted a couple of camelias from her garden. Very special.