Well a cheeky grasshopper actually that keeps appearing around the High Bank borders, but what a good excuse to stop and admire this enchanting rose, a new arrival to High Bank.  ‘The Lark Ascending’ is a new rose this year, a vigorous grower with soft apricot petals, a yellow tinge at the base of the petal give the appearance that the flower is lit from within.  Quite stunning and a showpiece for the High Bank mixed borders.  It is a David Austin English Rose, David Austin is tucked away at the easterly edge of Shropshire and a must visit for any rose lover.  Not only the best selection of English Roses anywhere but rose gardens that are free to enter and a joy to get romantically lost in.

Sky blue, grey, blue, grey… Temp 18c.

Time for G&T