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AWBAWB Posts: 419

A friend wanted to buy a special present for his wife's important birthday.

He decided to have a Rose named after her.

She was really pleased and flattered until she saw in the catalogue that it was described as no good in a bed, but great against a wall.

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  • The original rose of which this was said  was called 'Lady Hillingdon', because the climber proved more vigourous than the bush version. That rose was bred in 1910, so it's rather an old joke you have served up there!

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,165

    still used by many a drag queen I have to say. image

    Devon.
  • I'd not heard that before, just made me chuckle! image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 64,574

    Perhaps you're not old enough Steve, or you just don't get out much image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • It may have caused even more amusement to those that knew the real Lady Hillingdon. She was reputedy the originator of the phrase 'Lie back and think of England'!

  • AWBAWB Posts: 419

    I hadn't heard it before and it made me laugh.

    Good to know the derivation, in my opinion the oldest are often the best.

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    They say old ones are the best image I'll let you know if I get there image

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,565
    AWB wrote (see)

    A friend wanted to buy a special present for his wife's important birthday.

    He decided to have a Rose named after her.

    She was really pleased and flattered until she saw in the catalogue that it was described as no good in a bed, but great against a wall.


    Eleanor Roosevelt said that! 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    I've never heard that before! image

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