Posted in : In the field
Well it's been a tad since I rambled about bimbling in the field, this isn't because I haven't done much, it's because we haven't had the weather to take any decent pics, and when we did, we didn't have a camera.
Once again I was graced with the company of Lord Litchfield Ash, our resident photographer wannabe, he's got a new camera, and Victoria has a bunch of new flowers, you can guess where this is going huh? He actually came down to take photos of storyboxes for a charity site that we're starting, but he soon got dragooned into photographing the garden as well.
I would like mention a couple of things at this point, the first is that my dad asked me to help him with yet another "couple of worktops", and with his normal impeccable timing he chose the hottest day of the year so far, and we had to walk the long way round the house because the worktops wouldn't fit through the back door...........trust me when I tell you that the words "cool, fun, easy, clean, effortless, painless, and pleasant" were not involved in any description of the day......not even a lying bastard politician could have used them.
The second thing I'd like to mention is POND PUMPS, mainly because I have over 800,000 positions to climb in google.
Ok, now that I've got that off my chest I suppose it's time I babbled about my "tad of a smaller field". The field in question is my own garden, and it's so huge it'd fit into our potting greenhouse and still leave it half empty, and, as you can imagine, it has one or two dahlias in it. I actually grow some that we don't grow in the field (mainly because they're no good for winning shows).
So all of the pictures that grace this post are from my own garden, some of them have even been taken by me, and if you saw the size of my garden you'd be mightily impressed that we managed to take more than 2 pictures!
As you can see, we already have one or two dahlias in flower, including the Coral Jupiter which I'm growing for the first time this year, I can tell you that these pictures don't do it any justice, it even looks fantastic whilst it's still openening. The main reason my garden is in flower, and the dahlias in the field aren't, is because I have no need to time mine for shows, so I just let them grow pretty much as they want, they'll flower quite happily from now till the end of November.
One of the coolest things about growing dahlias is the way that all my mates are intrigued about them, there's such a variety of shapes and colours that they find them fascinating. My neighbours have kind of got used to a bunch of hairy blokes, cans in hand and smoke in mouth, discussing the differences between a medium semi-catcus and a small decorative.
Some of the other dahlias in my garden have also started to flower, but they aren't yet at a point where they're worth photographing, unless you want a bunch of pictures of flower buds. I'm sure Ash will be only to happy to take some snaps once they're opened.......he can get a flower to "love the camera baby.....yeah that's it baby.....g'won tease me with a petal....that's it..........honey you're the best" in a way that most men wouldn't even attempt......If it wasn't for the fact that he's married to the delightful Tilly I'd be worried about his sexuality.
I've just taken a look outside the window, and it would appear that England has become confused over the colour of the sky and has fallen back to it's default grey colouring, so the chances are that this is going to be yet another bimbleless day. However, knowing the way that the weather here can go from snow to heat wave to monsoon all in the space of an hour, it might brighten up.........damn I'm an optomist.
I'm going to leave you all in peace and quiet now, at the very least I really should be trying to get some web work done......kind of helps if you want to pay the rent, eat, drink and other trivial matters like that. So, until next time, have fun
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It's a hard life having to bimble around all summer in my shorts looking after dahlias