Our other notable trip out during our time-off work was to the David Austin Roses Plant Centre at Albrighton (Wolverhampton). The roses are not only beautiful but many have that gorgeous old fashioned rose scent.
It was a wet day (again). We browsed the 'plants for sale' aisles first:
and Euro Crime reviewer "Pat Austin"
then we moved on to the gardens:
Naturally after all this hard work, sustenance was needed. So famished was I, that I'd eaten half of my cake before I remembered to photograph it. The slice was huge but as it was a sponge it was very manageable (and low in fat...). My companion said his scone was one of the best he'd ever had:
We ended up buying a Queen of Sweden which has a beautiful shaped pink rose with a light scent and a Jude the Obscure which has yellow flowers with the most strong smell, lovely.