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English rose flower power in French garden

25 September 2019

The article on roses (Mrs Bean and autumn planting, French Living, September) brought back memories for me.

During the banking disaster, we bought a house near Carcassonne.

We used it as a gîte and drove from our home each week or fortnight to do the housework and the non-attended garden.

I planted a Graham Thomas rose outside the front door.

In the summer, it caused numerous near-accidents because of drivers slowing to look at our glorious rose!

We have since sold the house, but I hope Graham Thomas is still thriving.

Dorothy Connolly, Hérault

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