Three days later, I recruited the services of my neighbour and his digger to transport the poppies to the selected site on the banks of the pond, where they can display themselves to best effect. My second photograph gives you some idea of the scale of the operation. The problem was the sheer weight of the work of art - around five hundredweight. Anyway it looks fantastic. I was also lucky that I had my little helper, Ffion to offer advice and guidance. She looks very satisfied with the completed task.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Today, I've been planting poppies in our garden. Not ordinary poppies. But nine feet high iron poppies designed and created by William O'Brien, an artistic blacksmith who lives next door to us, and has his smithy in Berriew. It wasn't an easy job. The three poppies were delivered as three separate 'blooms'. I hauled them up by ropes, and suspended them from a farm building roof truss, 'planting' them in a large flower pot. Next step was to fill the pot with concrete.