Like the Queen this pretty pink rose is serene, elegant and timeless. So it was no surprise that it won a gold award and many admiring glances at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show last week.

Harkness rose breeders launched the Queen Elizabeth II rose at the show to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee next year. It is just one of many beautiful plants, I suspect, that will be named in her honour to mark this unique occasion.

With my garden currently being re-designed, I know just the place to put it ….