|Opening to the back lawn 2016|
Here is the same place from June 2011. The trellis had not been added and the rose arch (towards the back of the lawn) had just arrived from the blacksmith.
|Back lawn June 2011|
The arch was the first change we made when I got into gardening. You can hardly see it now as it is smothered in red roses and honeysuckle.
|Looking through the rose arch 2016|
Obviously I was not impressed and asked for my money back. That would take 3 to 5 days .... which I found annoying: my payment had gone out immediately but their payment would take days! I have always had good service from B&Q but this time their supplier had let them down and the admin system caused a short delay ... okay. Unfortunately the money had still not been returned a week later so yet another call to customer services. "Oh" said the girl, "did you want the order cancelling and your money back? Sorry, that hasn't been authorised. I will get onto it straight away ... it will take 3 to 5 days!"
|New rose arch 2016|
I will root a few cuttings because an old honeysuckle on the back fence has suffered an infection of some sort and I have had to cut it out.
|Back lawn 2016|
|Before the honeysuckle took over ... May 2012|