Instead of a bunch of flowers for Mother’s Day this year BB and Little B bought me a David Austin shrub rose, which I planted on our allotment. It’s called Munstead Wood and this week it bloomed for the first time – great big blousy flowers which have filled our living room with the most amazing scent all week. This is an old English rose which are my favourite, and I have seven different varieties on our allotment. I love their big cup-like heads and the pattern of their petals inside.