Thank you everyone for my birthday wishes yesterday (and happy birthday today to MTVA)
I had a lovely day, someone at work had baked me a victoria sponge which we all ate when I got there and then the people I am staying with had made me a cake last night as well! Lucky and well fed man yesterday.
Last weekend, when I was home, my mum came with a beautiful rose to plant in the garden for my birthday present. It was a David Austen Tess of the D'Urbevilles rose, which is a beautiful crimson English rose, with a scent. It was such a healthy looking specimin and we put it in the ground straight away as the weather was so nice.
I think that this is one of the nicest presents I could ever have received, something that will be around for years and years hopefully and something that I will remember that my mum gave me for my 39th birthday, in the year I moved to the house. I absolutely love roses and have planted 4 including this one, since I arrived, one climber which seems to have taken and has started growing. This is a Zepherine Drouhin and should provide deep pink/red flowers.
Also a yellow rose bush, Golden Wedding I think that it was called, which I have planted at the front and should produce yellow roses:
There is a 4th which I didn't photograph because it isn't doing very well - it was a very cheap one from lidl and I think that in this instance I am getting what I paid for because it looks like a tiny dead twig at the moment, still, you never know, it may take and surprise us all.
Today I have a day off and I plan on doing very little. I would love to be gardening, but that is not to be. I will go for a walk later as the weather seems very nice.
I hope you are all enjoying your weekend, what are you up to?