Over the years the garden has been sorely neglected, what with going out to work and raising the children etc. Back in the day, I read 'the' baby rearing book which counselled against certain plants as they were poisonous or could irritate the skin on contact. So I avoided having those plants in my garden in case I had one of the babies eat something they shouldn't of. OF COURSE I should have ignored that book since none of my babies could crawl in the summer months when they were out in the garden and when they were toddlers didn't seem to show any appreciation of plants let alone interest in stuffing their mouths with green matter!
Oh well lesson learnt - but now I can start getting in plants to add colour and interest rather than green, on green, on green.
Crocus a lovely informative gardening website which stocks plants that have been used at the Chelsea Flower show.
David Austin Roses as bare roots. They stock a huge selection of roses and the ones I have from there are all doing so well, flowering in the first growing season. Even the MiL was pleased with the ones I sent to her as a gift.