DAVID AUSTIN ROSES
We were blessed with a dry, warm, sunny day on Wednesday, so we embarked on our much looked forward to drive, over the border into England, to visit David Austin Rose Gardens.
Sadly the wet and windy weather the UK experienced during the month of August had taken its toll and the rose gardens were looking decidedly bashed about. Nevertheless, we had a lovely day, my biggest problem was deciding which roses I should choose. The only thing I was sure of, was that they had to be the Old English variety, but I lost count of the times I changed my mind about my respective choice. My final indecision was between the Geoff Hamilton rose and the Alan Titchmarch rose, both beautiful, but in the end it was my love and respect for Geoff Hamilton, and the great gardener that he was, that won through (Sorry Alan, but you are definitely on my list for next time).
Swim buddies. . . . . . . . - An unusual pair at the swimming hole - the Brown Thrasher and the Eastern Bluebird. Neither one appeared bothered by the other - don't you love it whe...
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