At last she is in the ground! This rose - my first one ever - was a birthday gift from my sister in law. It arrived one day in a very large box from David Austin. Over the winter the rose has been sitting in it's pot, but now it is finally in it's place. Behind it there will be sweet peas climbing on a bamboo cane, and in front there is Verbena Bonariensis. The bees will be happy. The variety has the wonderful name 'Queen of Sweden' and it will have pale pink double flowers. I will look forward to those.
I think this has to be one of the loveliest present ever. How exciting to open the front door and receive such a delivery!