Posted: 11/07/2014 at 09:11
Bekkie, I am the same. Dahlias were too blowsy, colourful and huge. Now I like some of them esp dark foliage or simple flowers or certain colours. Got nice varieties over the years including yellow Honka, twynings after eight, Claire de lune, the Bishop amd his Children. A lovely compact white variety too and Star Child has opened over past couple of days. Living near the National Dahlia Collection has whetted my appetite I guess
My mum is still in hospital but home tomorrow or in a day or so. People knock the NHS but, boy, the nurses, docs, etc are rushed off their feet. Talking to a female porter she could lose £400 a month when her department is privatised. She "loves her job.....is good at it".....yet will lose so much through no fault of her own.
Bekkie is getting horse poo but Lesley gets dahlias and coffee.....I,have a feeling Bekkie might feel she has the best of the bargain
Some rain earlier but now looking good
My Painted Lady bean flowers look good....hope the taste is too. Raw they are great