I wandered into work yesterday, expecting to find a couple of new roses for me to plant. Now this was for my solicitor customer who has a rapacious secretary - the same one who added a zero onto my bulb orders (450 alliums instead of 45!) so I ought to have been on guard. 8 roses! I take part of the blame because I e.mailed details of a rather good nursery I frequent (she had previously been paying Austin prices....and had ordered over 30 of them). At least she had followed my suggestions (apart from the 2 Albertines), so I had to work quicksmart to get them in the soil.
Rambling Rector, 2 Albertines, Blush Rambler, Aglaia, Gardenia and 2 William Tyndales - a recently found rambler with deep pink single blooms (unsurprisingly, this one was my top choice). Oh yeah, there were also 3 wisterias and 11 clematis too. I have been charged with an impossible disguise act - to somehow 'hide the evidence' of 2 enormous, illegally felled yews. And this is another tale to tell and further evidence that the general public are definitely in need of guidance and strong sedation.