I visited wonderful Helen from Roses at Cust last week to pick up a few roses we had ordered. One of these, St Patrick, I have been waiting on with baited breath for two years.
On getting out of the car my attention was snaffled by some rose standards which were at the front of the shop. "Fresia" which is a wonderful yellow rose, with a fragrance to die for, and a beautiful clarity of yellow colour. Here they were, lined up looking for new owners.
|Here they are lined up outside my house, waiting for their new home|
Helen told me the story of how they were a cancelled order, and she was so upset because the order had been for 14 Fresia Standards, and her supplier only delivered 9. So, at vast expense, she had visited Oderings and purchased 5 more to make it up to 14. Now they were cancelled, and the stock was just sitting there.
It was just the motivation I needed to finalise my "New Garden". Plans below, a Fresia Rose Bordered walk in through our herb beds, into a hot-air-balloon shaped new defined area.
A round garden, with a camomile lawn in the middle, a fountain in the middle of that. Surrounded by a white stone chip and paver walk. Laburnum hedging around the exterior rim, 3 x pergolas to shelter the lemon trees from frost and wind, and rose standards both leading into the garden, and on interior beds. Also planned are lavenders (grow well here).
I am happy! I have the most beautiful Fresia Standards. Helen is happy, her failed order is off her hands!
It's love all round