Sunday, 23 August 2009


I went for a little trip to the garden centre with mother at the weekend. This place in Hadnall, Shropshire, specialises in roses and they have so many that you really are spoilt for choice. There is a lovely house in the grounds and you can sit outside for a cuppa if you want, so it is almost like a day out in itself.

I wanted to try and find a rambling rose that will 'ramble' all over the fence in my front garden.

Fortunately all the roses are divided into groups so finding the type you want is fairly easy.

I could have bought several roses but I went for a red rambler called 'Rambling Rosie' and it is a repeat flowerer so should look good all summer.

Finally, I couldn't go without showing you this gorgeous creature. I snapped him in my garden on the echinacea and he/she was very obliging and sat there for a while so that I could get some good shots!


  1. I'm not one for roses...I just don't tend them like they should be tended. The rambling rose sounds great. The pictures are so pretty. What a beautiful moth/butterfly!

  2. Don't know how you managed to choose from all those roses! Beautiful butterfly. XXX

  3. I never have any luck with roses. I think our soil is too rocky. That home is gorgeous....we have nothing like that here. I'm jealous.
    Love the butterfly!

  4. Good choice Susie, I bet it smells divinely!

  5. The rose is beautiful and that butterfly really had the Wow factor for me when I scrolled down. xx

  6. I have an award for you XXX

  7. I love roses. Your photographs are lovely. The one with a butterfly is really good.

  8. I don't think I've ever seen such a beautiful picture of a butterfly! And I would love to visit a garden center that looks like that! You know I love seeing pictures of different places around your countryside! Keep them coming!

  9. The rose garden centre looks lovely. I love roses and your choice looks pretty - like its name too! The butterfly is gorgeous - lucky you to have echinaceas - I had some lovely ones in the garden for a few years but the last two damp summers finished them off and non have appeared this year.

  10. What a gorgeous post... The pictures are just beautiful!

    If you get a chance, stop by my Blog for a visit! I just put up a new post.
    Have a great weekend,

  11. Hi Susie,

    thank you for the sweet comments on my blog. I hope you will visit again. What pretty roses, and love that gorgeous butterfly!


  12. Susie, I am just seeing this, honey. I will link you up in a minute!!!!!!!

    Barb :-)

  13. Hi Susie,
    Yeah our schools start early in Guilford. Most of the other schools in Connecticut don't start until next week. It makes me sad in a way...I like when they are home all the time.

    Thanks for entering my giveaway. I still have to mail your sugar scrub.

    I would love to go to that garden center. I can't get enough roses. Plus that Tudor house is gorgeous to look at. Don't think I could ever live in a house that big...would probably get lost. ha!ha!

    I am still amazed that I won a blog award. It is my first ever. WooHoo!! Thanks!

    ♥ Rebecca

  14. Just dicovered your blog.Lovely to see your pictures of Snowdon,as when we were there some years back,it was too misty and not worth going up on the railway.

    Do visit my blog sometime.


  15. I love the rose you picked out...let us know how it does. I love roses but it get too hot here in Texas to raise them...I planted quite a few when we built our house and I started my gardens, but most of them died....:(

  16. I just stumbled into your blog and now I feel like I am in heaven. I simply adore what you have done to your blog. It is refreshingly interesting, a delight for the eye with loads of lovely photos. I am now a proud follower of your blog.

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess xoxoxo