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I would like a plant with' Hilda' in its name, any ideas?

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  1. Loki

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    As above really, suitable for a large pot or small for a raised bed. Big or small, colour would be preferable. The aspect would be south facing and sheltered, in the north east.
    I'm presuming there might be a rose? But any suggestions welcome :blue thumb:
     
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      David Austin used to do a rose called "Hilda Murrell", but don't seem to sell it any more. Hilda Murrell was a rose grower and nuclear campaigner but her story ended up a sad one - she was murdered - Hilda Murrell - Wikipedia. Perhaps that put people off.

      I can't find another "Hilda" plant for you, only an idea for an appropriate garden ornament - a fossil ammonite. These are associated with St Hilda, who is meant to have turned an infestation of snakes into ammonites and built them into Whitby Abbey: The ancient mystery of St Hilda's 'snake stones': what do ammonites really look like?

      My college at university was named after St Hilda. Her three ammonites were everywhere - they even decorated the dinner plates, which we used to joke reflected how long the food had previously been left sitting around! :heehee::mute::nonofinger:
       
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        Thanks :blue thumb: that link to Whitby is really interesting, we go there a lot, it's only 45 minutes away. My grandma ( Hilda ) really loved it there too :)
         
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          A pleasure, @Loki - I loved Whitby the one time I went there too!

          You can get big reconstituted stone ammonites made especially for gardens. See ebay, Amazon etc. Attractive and not expensive though obviously they are heavy, so if you buy online delivery charges bump up the price.
           
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            Try Google. Plants with 'Hilda' in their name
             
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              Already have Mike :blue thumb: But theirs nothing like a personal recommendation, is there? Thanks for the advice though :)
               

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