James and I and Candy Kelly went to Cottesbrooke to try and find some inspiration from their garden to improve this garden. If one does not do this from time to time you do not get new ideas and ones garden remains static. Not only did I see several new plants but several ideas of how to put them together. The first new border that I saw did make one gasp it was so good. It was a long border with repetition running along it with height and.several dahlias ,but restful as the same colour. I took several photos in order to show Polly what we had seen. Luckily we both love the same dahlias. James preferred the maroon ones, so I thought we could have a section of them as well. The colour scheme was pink and the only thing that I wondered was what was going on earlier on. The owner of the house was totally charming and gave us a lot of his time. The new head gardener was very impressive and I would like her to meet Polly. The new dahlias were called Honka which I have talked about before and now seen in the flesh. They are better when you see them in the life. It was a very special day and I wont forget it for a long time. I hope they both come here to visit.