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Naming a rose after Aillidh?

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chipmonkey Wed 11-Jul-12 01:00:54

Apologies if anyone has already thought of this but there is a company which will name a rose after a person. It costs £150. I was thinking if expat liked the idea that maybe some of us could club together and get it done? What do people think?

WynkenBlynkenandNod Fri 13-Jul-12 22:41:32


WynkenBlynkenandNod Fri 13-Jul-12 22:44:04

Flipping phone ! Didn't see your post that you'd emailed David Austin, well done smile

rachelfruitloop Fri 13-Jul-12 22:46:53

What a nice idea, I'll donate!

giraffesCantFitInThePalace Fri 13-Jul-12 22:49:41

I think she got name a star for her birthday

chipmonkey Fri 13-Jul-12 23:11:09

Wynken, I emailed those people too. Thanks for that link as it might possibly be better with a Scottish company.

Jacksmania Sat 14-Jul-12 05:45:18

We are heading off on holiday tomorrow. I'll keep this on my watched threads. I so hope something comes out of it.

lunar1 Sat 14-Jul-12 06:48:25

I would like to contribute, and buy a rose.

chipmonkey Sat 14-Jul-12 23:23:44

I am going to keep this bumped but don't know if I can do much without these companies getting back to me.

WynkenBlynkenandNod Sun 15-Jul-12 08:15:57

Peter Beale is another one and Harkness have a rose this year where some of the money from sales is donated to something local to them so they may the sort of company who might be receptive.

SecretNutellaFix Mon 16-Jul-12 18:06:25

I owuld be in.

chipmonkey Mon 16-Jul-12 18:08:51

A nice lady from Cocker's has actually gotten back to me. Now, the only thing is that they won't be naming any new roses till July 2013 as the crops have been very badly affected by the bad weather. Still, maybe for Aillidh's first "remember day" that might still be OK?

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 16-Jul-12 18:10:05

Chip can you register an interest now for July 2013?

ajandjjmum Mon 16-Jul-12 18:33:46

I think that would be really appropriate - it would let Expat know that we haven't forgotten Aillidh, not that we're likely to.

Please let me know when you want some money - and thank you for sorting this out. smile

WynkenBlynkenandNod Mon 16-Jul-12 18:35:41

That's good she came back, this weather is ruining a lot of things. Did she mention anything about the charity aspect at all ?

WynkenBlynkenandNod Mon 16-Jul-12 18:45:16

Agree actually that July next year would be very appropriate thinking about it.

chipmonkey Mon 16-Jul-12 18:45:23

Yes, they have done it before, there is a lovely rose on the site and for each sale £1.50 goes to SIDS. And yes , Pistey, we can register an interest for 2013.

WynkenBlynkenandNod Mon 16-Jul-12 18:48:24

Fantastic Chipmonkey, thank you so much for doing that. Please shout when you'd like some money. I think the fact they are a Scottish company makes it seem very fitting.

Lexilicious Mon 16-Jul-12 18:56:02

I'm in - putting this on my watch list.

chipmonkey Mon 16-Jul-12 19:09:10

Actually, I think I'll ask MNHQ to move this thread from Chat so it doesn't go poof! Where should it go, Bereavement?

WynkenBlynkenandNod Mon 16-Jul-12 19:13:58

Yes, that's a good idea.

chipmonkey Mon 16-Jul-12 19:18:46

Forget Me Not is a rose another couple named after their baby died. It is a lovely idea.

OliviaLMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 16-Jul-12 19:34:34

Hello, we suspect this may be a long-running thread, so we're going to move this out of chat, so that it's not sucked in by the chat-deletion-vortex.
We'll moved to the boringly named miscellaneous Other Subjects but do feel free to keep bumped.

expatinscotland Mon 16-Jul-12 20:11:34

Sitting here in weegiemum's house, she'll be back tonight, looking at a bouquet of pink roses I bought for her, when I saw this thread.

Love you so much, Aillidh. Going to have an orange ribbon etched on your headstone so perhaps when people see it, they'll think about the value of leukaemia research.

I'm so sorry this bastard disease got the better of you. sad

sassytheFIRST Mon 16-Jul-12 20:15:57

Expat, hi. Just that- hi. And a hug x

giraffesCantFitInThePalace Mon 16-Jul-12 20:31:52

I really thought she would live. x

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