Sunday, 4 April 2010

Happy Easter

Happy Easter. Here* it is sunny and almost warm. I went to church with my mother-in-law, grandmother-in-law and sister-in-law this morning while our husbands played golf with their father. In the afternoon, we went to the David Austin Rose Garden and I chose a rose plant to put in one of our wedding present tubs to place by the door in our new house.
Every Easter my paternal Grandparents purchase my parents a rose from David Austin. This year they were all looking at the catalogue and my Grandmother and I started looking for pale pink scented roses which did well in containers. I chose Wildeve. Granny then told me that the centre was not far from Husband's parents. So, this afternoon, Husband and I went with his mother and Grandmother to the David Austin garden. We had a cup of tea, served out of a rose patterned bone china tea set, with cut roses on the tables, altogether in the beautiful tea rooms before I went for a walk amongst the roses to choose my wildeve. And there, among the plants, stalked peacocks. Beautiful blue-green peacocks with long trains of feathers.
peacock at the David Austin gardens {image by me}
The rose should flower in June, in time for our first wedding anniversary.

{I must be getting old. This is a new category of posts, gardening...}


*Shropshire (Husband's parents place)


Marie said...

Oh I just love Roses and wish I could have a pot by my door with a rose in it. I love the idea of being purchased one every year to, so sweet and beautiful. More pictures when it's flowering?

agirl said...

Aw!!! First anniversaries are wonderful. As is this post.

And what a beautiful tradition. I've been eyeing up some David Austens like nobody's business. I think I'm going to have to start a new tradition of our own.