Hugh's Begonias by jamibann

Hugh's Begonias

I think I've told some of you about Hugh before. He is over 90 years old, and still as sprightly as anything. I'll pluck up courage one of these days and get a photograph of him. Anyway, Hugh uses our greenhouse, and has done for about 5 years, as we've not been resident and therefore unable to use it ourselves. We now consider it as 'Hugh's greenhouse' and will do so for as long as he's able to grow his dahlias, fuchsias, begonias, tomatoes and cucumber. He's a real star. He comes twice a day to water and tend his plants - and when the cucumber and tomatoes are ripe, he shares them with me. What more could I ask for?

Above, one of his beautiful, home grown begonia.
Dear of him....what an excellent arrangement.
July 11th, 2018  
Sounds like the perfect solution Someone doing the gardening and sharing the fruits with you! Lovely flower! Fav!
July 11th, 2018  
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I agree with Kitty!
July 11th, 2018  
@cutekitty @pamknowler @gijsje Yes, and it's so nice to see Hugh getting use of the greenhouse, and see it full of so many bright flowers and veggies!
July 11th, 2018  
A beautiful flower and heart-warming story. Do see if Hugh will have his photo taken!
July 11th, 2018  
@quietpurplehaze I will do my best! No excuses - I see him twice a day! I think he'd be up for it. Watch this space.
July 11th, 2018  
Sounds like a great arrangement and you get photo opportunities too. This begonia is beautiful.
July 11th, 2018  
How fantastic of you to share this space with him. I'm sure he truly appreciate it. :)
July 11th, 2018  
So pretty
July 11th, 2018  
oh that's such a colour! I do like begonias, onya Hugh
July 11th, 2018  
Beautiful begonia and Hugh sounds wonderful - can't wait to see him :)
July 11th, 2018  
What a beauty................Hugh is lucky to have you as a neighbor!
July 12th, 2018  
gorgeous flower … your greenhouse probably helps keep Hugh young!
July 12th, 2018  
Sounds like a perfect arrangement...
July 12th, 2018  
Gorgeous color - and what a delightful arrangement - definitely a win-win for all.
July 12th, 2018  
This is as perfect a neighbor as one could hope to have! And a lovely tribute to his horticulture skills!
July 12th, 2018  
What a fabulous neighbour, he sounds very green fingered!
July 12th, 2018  
What a great arrangement and a beautiful flower
July 12th, 2018  
What a beauty of a flower. Your greenhouse keeps him young at heart and busy. Bless him
July 12th, 2018  
A lovely flower and a nice tale of neighbourliness
July 12th, 2018  
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