Today I am rushing about getting ready for my trip to Amsterdam – sadly it seems I must pack a raincoat and proper shoes as rain is predicted for the whole trip. Hopefully the poor weather will add some natural romantic blur to my photographs!

Wthout the time or need to make any arrangements for the house today, I have managed to dodge the showers and pop out to the Cutting Garden with my camera. The dahlias, annuals and half hardy annuals are all in full flow now – I have enough flowers for my own flower shop!

To make this quick I am just sharing images today – if you have any questions about any of the flowers, please leave a comment and I will get back to you next weekend.

David-Austin-Old-Wollerton-Hall Cosmos-Bright-Lights Dahlia-Canary-Fubuki Dahlia-Chat-Noir Dahlia-Black-Touch Dahlia-Jescot-Julie Dahlia-Preference Peach-Aster Green-AmaranthusCoreopsis

Zinnias Blue-Cornflowers

I hope you have enjoyed this brief look at some of the many flowers which are decorating my Cutting Garden at the moment.

I will be switching over to Instagram for the next few days whilst I am in Amsterdam, where I will be looking out for flowers and other beautiful images to share with you. So for this week you can find me on Instagram at @peoniesandposies – I will be back here with more flowers next weekend.