Anyway a few months back we signed up to the garden club. This entails a discount card, free tea & coffee once a month & offers throughout the year.
I shall set the scene - Mike must've lost the plot that day as I soon found myself unaccompanied in the plant section while Mike was still inside. As I skipped happily flitting from one plant section to the next my eyes alighted on a glorious sight - a new delivery of David Austin rose's.
Mike realising his schoolboy error soon caught up with me but the damage was done.
'You are not having another rose bush Joanne'
'Oh really (sad face), they are so pretty(sad face)'
'There isn't space for one is there, I shall have to dig another border'
'Yes that's a good idea & you're awfully good at that , oh look Mike there is one named after your niece & we would get a discount' (big beaming smile now)
Short version above & once I saw Mike wavering I grabbed the one I wanted & scampered off to the till!
Boscobel is a delight, it has the most beautiful scent. It's a nice short bush & the very shade of pink I wanted. No Mikes niece is not named Boscobel but I needed to gain his attention you understand & to finish the scene of nicely for you - Mike spluttering over his coffee when I casually mentioned that really you should have three rose bushes together!
Enjoy your day all xx
P.S notice the petals underneath the bush, flaming teenagers using the front lawn as a wrestling ring there is also a squashed hydrangea bush next to it!