“I thought of sending in photographs of roses to match with this year’s flower show’s theme. This has been very emotional for me. My husband who passed away this March helped me plant the roses last year. Frank, my late husband, made an arch for me to grow David Austin Climbing roses as he knew roses have always been a favourite of mine. It’s also a remembrance of my mum who loved roses too.
One day, Frank came home with a pink rose bush he bought at the local garden centre and said this was his rose! I found it highly amusing for a big man to have a pink rose! Every time I look at the roses and smell them, they make me think of Frank and the time we spent together on our allotment (which was a lot of the time!) and our love for each other.”