Her Majesty finds gardening soothing after a tiring day quarrellling either with the Council or Eileen and doesn't get as much time in her private patch as she'd like. The Royal Household don't really approve of the Queen getting her hands dirty either but Roxannadrell loves it, partly because it is such a contrast to her "day job".
She has grown many beautiful blooms, some of which she cuts and puts in the vases in her private quarters. She's no flower arranger though tending to use the "plonk them all in the nearest vase" approach. The Queen's garden consists of a small lawn (where she likes to sit on the regal deckchair) and a crown shaped border where she plants bulbs, heathers, annuals and so on. She likes to plant for the differing seasons and never has the same flowers in her border twice. Her gardeners think that a kind of showing off.