Begonia tenella on Mother’s Day

Ang, Ben and I, all motherless now and with no children to celebrate parenthood with us, went on a nursery crawl in Dural and had a joyous time on Mother’s Day.

Ang bought lunch and Ben gave me this beautiful begonia in a hanging basket.  Ang also offered to give me cuttings from his ‘Big’ red begonia.  I must have done something good in my last life to deserve good friends like them.   They cheered me up after the recent diagnosis of a 10cm tumour on a nerve from my spine to my shoulder that’s crippled my hand.


The plants always look better in the boot of our car :)


Begonia tenella


My favourite friends

The weather was in turn sunny, cloudy and showery but the sight of roses in May (we are going into winter in Australia) was enough to brighten our day.


About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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8 Responses to Begonia tenella on Mother’s Day

  1. The best thing to do ever, I could spend days on end in garden centres, just a minute I had better admit that I do spend days in garden centres. That new tumour, what a blow, especially the affect it is having on your hand, so frustrating when gardening! Derrick has sent you my other message, Thankyou.

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    • Mary Tang says:

      That’s why I love Derrick’s posts of visiting garden centres; I love it too. :) Yes, everything takes a long time to do but I am managing and am grateful.


  2. taphian says:

    Dear Mary, I’m very sad to read all this. It’s always good to have friends. They are worth more than diamonds. I hope you can recover somehow. All the best for you, your far-away wordpress-friend Mitza

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  3. If your plants could compose a paean to your mothering, they would! It worries and frustrates me though to know about that tumor; the failings of the human body preoccupy me. Thank goodness for good friends and gardens…

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    • Mary Tang says:

      Yes I am blessed with good friends and a garden so I won’t complain. I am philosophical about the failings of the body. This will be my third cancer since 1991 if it’s found to be malignant,so I am used to it.

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  4. A good way to spend the day

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