I love dahlias, especially the pompom ones. But every time I try to grow them the hordes of slugs and snails in my garden move in for a feast. I am therefore reduced to looking at other people’s dahlias with envy. These are in Greetham, Rutland, where we stayed whilst visiting Burghley Horse Trials.

I’ll post more pics of Greetham another day. I was walking around, snapping away with my camera, while m’husband hissed “you can’t keep taking pictures of people’s houses!” I was convinced I’d stepped back in time to Cranford so I ignored him, as Miss Matty was far too genteel to step out and accost me.