Three years ago, some of the students that I was working with
gave me this patio rose.
It was absolutely beautiful
...a big plant with loads of roses blooming on it.
I've lost the name tag
but I think it was named 'Sweet Dreams'
After it had finished flowering I put it in the garden and didn't see it for a while.
Last summer I found it
and it looked so unhappy
I stuck it(that is the operative word for I certainly can't say 'planted with care')
in a pot standing on the back patio.
I found it a couple of days ago and thought that It was looking so nice I would share it with you!
When we moved here, nearly 16 years ago,
I brought a little blue flowered hebe with us and planted it in the patio borders.
The heavy snow and ice,
a few years ago,
killed it and I was so disappointed!
Then last summer I found a little seedling and....
'stuck' it in a pot on the patio.....
It is flowering beautifully...and doesn't it look lovely with the rose?
If I'd tried to plan I probably would not have thought of putting these two together
But I think that one compliments the other very well!