Lupins, lupins and more lupins, bobbing in the breeze and being tweaked in Boningale,Wolverhampton.
M/S panning right looking out over a field of lupins in amazing blocks of colours of gold, orange, red, purple, mauve and white at the Baker Nursery in Boningale, Wolverhampton; we see Thomas Reeves walk past in gardening clothes and boots.
M/S of a section of lupins of all different colours as TR walks among them and puts a large wooden stake in the ground; commentator says "The cultivation of lupins has advanced so much in recent years that these are as yet unnamed varieties from which cuttings will be taken for even more different types of the future".
C/Us of TR putting the stake in, and making notes on a pad; M/S and C/U of him doing same in another section. C/U of some lovely purple and white lupins; tilt up to show them and red ones behind blowing in the wind.
M/S of a section of different coloured lupins; M/S of a large section of golden-yellow Lady Gaye (or Gay) lupins with some pink and mauve ones behind; TR walks into the Lady Gaye section; C/U as he bends one of the lupins over to check it - commentator says "In perfect lupins, by the way, no part of the stem should be seen" - and walks off. C/U of the golden lupin.
M/S of TR walking among a section of pink Rhapsody lupins that are bobbing in the wind; he tweaks and bends some of them to check them (for perfection!). C/U of a Rhapsody lupin being checked.
Lovely M/Ss of pink, blue, red, yellow and mauve lupins bobbing in the breeze.
If you're looking for lupins, here they are in their millions!
Note: On file is a typed copy of an article from The Observer in 1950 about George Russell, who created the lupin as we know it - the Russell Lupin.