Happy St Patrick's Day!
I am delighted to see Roses beginning to be picked in Ireland and around the world. Congratulations to Tiffany Antikainen in Denver, Suzanne O'Brien in Limerick, Avaleigh Eastman in Ottawa and Nicola McEvoy in Luxembourg.
I was very excited honoured to be at the Luxembourg Rose Selection where I was able to meet Nicola and the other Rose entrants, and I'm in New York this weekend for St Patrick's Day at a reception with the Mayor of New York and will be taking part in the St Patrick's Day parade.
Good luck to all those Rose Centres who are holding their Rose Selections this weekend in Ireland and around the world: Newfoundland and Labrador, Southern California, Kentucky and Laois.
To all the Irish around the world Lá Fhéile Phádraig shona dhuit!