Monday, May 27, 2013

Clock, hand-kissing and explorers

Dandelion time.

Plant the tubers saved from last year of the deep red dahlia called Bishop of Llanduff. My personal taste is not for dahlias, showy flowers for flower-shows and the like. But recently these have served us well  in the vegetable garden for cutting. They have single small flowers and seem to know their place. "You can take cuttings from dahlias," says Bill, "easy as kissing your hand". Kissing your hand? "A London expression, " says Bill.

A  middle aged couple in shorts and wearing rucksacks  walk past. He strides ahead map in hand. She lingers, looking round her at the houses.

2 comments:

Tom said...

Joe: Tried to leave a comment earlier but it doesn't seem to have arrived. Love dahlias myself; nicely formed flowers in particulat, plus a little blowsiness now and again. Thinking of you.

Joe Hyam said...

Cheers, Tom. Bishop of Llanduff won me over to Dahlias. Rich, dark red and small delicate flowers. Thank you for your good wishes.