Last weekend I was in the garden, hanging out my washing and minding my own business, when I spotted these gorgeous roses growing over the fence.
Quick as a flash, I went inside for my secateurs, and a few snips later these were mine!
It probably doesn't reflect well on me when I say that I never noticed these flowers before - I only wish I had seen them sooner! There are around 20 large roses in the garden - but most of them are past their finest hour. Imagine how fragrant and bloom-filled my home could have been...
I should explain that the garden is totally overgrown as there's no-one living there at the minute (due to a probate sale) so I'm only helping to cut back the chaos. The ones I cut are hanging over the fence into my garden anyway (well, almost), so I think that legally makes them mine? (Although if most of them weren't half dead I would have ploughed right in...)