23 September 2016

I love dahlias in all shapes and sizes. The first dahlias Came from Mexico and were introduced into Europe in the late eighteenth century. They were grown in the botanical gardens just outside of Madrid. Soon after the full potential of the dahlia was realised and new cultivars began to be breed.

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  1. deby (in Canada) says:

    what a treat to see all your dahlia single photos- so many amazing ones- I especially love a lot of the small singles
    such generous flowers they are!
    cheers Deby

  2. Katharine says:

    Gorgeous, every one of them.
    I’d love to know if you take all the wonderful, dreamy photos on your website and Instagram. I’m imagining you must do as I know one has to be there at just the right moment. Living in the countryside, there are so many magical things to see. Capturing them with a camera is an art in itself.

    Loving your Instagram and blog. I spent the last four years of school in the Lake District and Gloucestershire in the most wonderful settings. I would often hop over the wall of the arboretum in Westonbirt and walk for hours on a Sunday afternoon. I’m sure I must owe hundreds of pounds in entrance fees, though I’m not sure they charged very much in the 70’s. After ten years in London, we moved to Gloucestershire for four years before bringing our children back to Canada in 1996. At this time of year, I do look on rather enviously at the photos of spring gardens. Please do keep on posting.
    Katharine (Québec, Canada)

    • Charlie McCormick says:

      Dear Katherine.
      So many lovely words. Thank-you.
      Sounds like absolute heaven when you were in the Lake District and Gloucestershire. I love walking around arboretums at this time of the year. Spring gardens in England are like nothing else.
      Thanks so much . Best Charlie x

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