And after this little teaser, I’ll be opening the flood-gates as I hope to get to Mottisfont tomorrow – the National Trust property in Hampshire and National Collection of Old Roses established by Graham Stuart Thomas (weather and other commitments allowing).

‘Tis June and it is roses, all the way.

Mottisfont World-famous roses

Every year in early summer, thousands of you from all over the world visit our gardens at Mottisfont to see the scented jewel in our crown.