Friday, 12 February 2010

Bereavement in the family

My friend Jenny came to stay last night. She was very complimentary about the lighting system and was asking all sorts of questions. Then she dropped the bombshell.

She was really sorry but the twins had caught scale from the orchids and inspite of tender loving care in plant itu, they were no more. This happened some time ago, but Jenny didn't have the heart to tell me.

The sibs have been told, and as far as I can tell there doesn't seem to be much effect. I think they are enjoying their new "daylight" so much that they don't have time for what is, after all, a past event.

If only our lives were so simple. Mind you, today was such a gloriously sunny day and I managed to get outside for a bit and bask in the bright warmth. It was easy to forget all that's going wrong in the world with sunshine beating down on my body, so in a way I know how the coffee plants feel.

p.s. the only thing that worries me is that Jenny's orchids are fine. I wonder if this was some dastardly plan on their part after being usurped in the 'favourite plant' section of Jenny's heart? I shall have to keep an eye on my own orchids. I don't want any of that kind of behaviour in my home.


  1. No Vee! Jenny's orchids, some ofwhich were into their third year of flowering (one species is particularly difficult to keep going) are not fine. I had to throw them all out! My own bereavement, and sense of failure, was magnified by the loss of the orchids after losing the twins.


    1. Oh no! So sorry to hear this :(