Beginning to pick blooms for today’s vase, I was struck with their sheer redness, especially Dahlia ‘Bishop of Llandaff’, which somehow brought to mind Miss Scarlett from the board game Cluedo, hence the additional props of the spanner and the billiard room (although thankfully no actual murder was committed).
Joining the Bishop and Miss Scarlett are Dahlia ‘Geoffrey Kent’, a clutch of vibrant red zinnias from ‘Giant Dahlia Mix’, Scabious ‘Black Knight’, Persicaria ‘Fat Domino’ and Oreganum ‘Rosenkuppel’. I had hopes of a classical arrangement rather than my usual ‘pick and plonk’ attempts but after failing to make an even half-satisfactory start I abandoned the idea and instead collected the blooms into a posy, tied it with string and splayed the stems out before placing the result in the rose bowl, surrounding it with ever-useful little pebbles to hold it in place. Not quite what I had in mind, but a tolerable result.
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