We were back at the farm on the weekend for a birthday camping sleepover (hmmm, more like 'talk-over'!) for my newly 13-year-old daughter. I made Princess Martha's White Chocolate & Strawberry Cheesecake as the birthday cake - oh, my! It was VERY good!!

Being back at the farm allowed me to catch with my beloved roses which are blooming profusely right now. Here are just a few of them, mostly David Austins:

The softest pink of Mary Rose

One of my favourites, called 'Othello'

'Othello' again, beautiful perfume, but the most wicked of thorns!

'Golden Celebration'

'Perfume Perfection'


If I could send the heavenly scent of these roses across cyberspace to you I would!