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"I want some red roses for a blue lady..."

So, now I’m back on an up. Or a “level” I prefer to think.

I spent a few hours yesterday looking up roses. See the house we moved into… 510 more words


I promised you a rose garden

David Austin is a rose breeder who has a garden and nursery in Albrighton, near Wolverhampton in England. Breeding new roses takes many years, but the beauty of a rose is something that we English take for granted and where better to see old and new breeds than in David Austin’s garden. 583 more words


Desdemona - a new white English rose for 2015

I took my first picture of Rosa ‘Desdemona’ when I popped in to hug some dear friends working on the David Austin rose display at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Flower Show. 221 more words


In A Vase On Monday - Welcome Back!!

After my long break I am happy to welcome you all back with my first ‘In A Vase On Monday’ post in July. It seems like a long time since we departed for America and despite the fog of jet lag I am delighted to be back taking part again in this lovely meme hosted by Cathy from… 729 more words

In A Vase On Monday

Summer Wedding Inspiration

I am slightly obsessed with David Austin’s “English Roses.” I grow some in my own garden but alas! Without an English climate, I don’t achieve quite the same results. 16 more words

Serenity Now

6 July - sweet pea and seed ordering, a new rose


Having been disappointed in the stupidly short life of the purple rose I bought and wanting to invest in something more like the rose Sam gave me, I forked out for an award winning David Austin bought a fab repeat flowering climbing rose today. 232 more words

Rose success from bed to table

Roses are fabulous flowers to have in a garden and, I’m discovering, not nearly as finicky a plant as you might think. Just give them a nice, sunny bed with a little elbow room and a banana. 557 more words

Getting The Job Done: Tools & Techniques