|Not the actual surprise flowers, there wasn't time to take a photo. These are some from last year|
My garden is bursting with roses. They have been teasing me with buds for weeks but the last few days of hot weather (I have a feeling it is going to be a long hot summer) has coaxed them out en mass. One of the brilliant things about roses is that cutting them actually encourages more flowers, so I love to fill my house and those of my family with them.
My parents were away this weekend and I knew that they would arrive home this afternoon to a hot, shut up house. So this morning, I got up early enough to pick a large bunch of gorgeous fresh roses, head over to their house and open it up so that it would be cool, fresh and fragrant when they arrived home.
Of course the art of the surprise is keeping it, which should be easy, except that for various reasons I spoke to my parents multiple times throughout the day. However I did manage to resist spilling the beans which meant they could come home to a lovely suprise. Well the flowers were a lovely surprise, unfortunately I'd put the airconditioning on too low and managed to freeze them - I guess it is the thought that counts!