I pottered in the garden this evening and found a lovely surprise. One of my David Austin Roses (have lost the label so don't know the name) is in bloom and I am really chuffed with it. It is quite a large bush and the first time I have had flowers on it, despite having the plant for just over a year or so; so double surprise really. I would really love a big rose garden where I can indulge in creating a rose garden containing old fashioned blooms, ones with scents intermingled with other scented flowers like honeysuckle and traditional english garden flowers, but unfortunately the garden is not big enough here. But hey its filed away in the memory store of things to do and if and when an opportunity presents itself will do something about it. In the interim I am content with natures bounty with the unexpected flowers that I will at least be able to enjoy for a few days or so. I will then probably dry the flowers for pot pourri later on in the year.