Thursday, 15 June 2017


I have some lovely rose bushes in my garden, and they are in bloom right now so there is a great mix of carnation, yellow and red roses at the moment. I can take little credit for them though as the roses where already there when i moved into the house (17 years ago now). Obviously i have pruned them a bit over the years though mostly to stop them crossing over the fence into next door's garden.

My Dad was always keen on his roses and had rose bushes both in Crosby and down here in Birmingham. The photo below is from about 1973 of the roses in Crosby, so i guess we are somehow keeping it in the family.