Monday, 1 June 2015

1 June : Poppy

I was looking back through last year's photos of peonies and realised that the pink poppy has not appeared this year. Is it too cold? Is it sick? Or did it suspect that I did not love it? Now it is not there I regret glaring at it and suggesting that it was too large, too floppy, too pink. I am missing you with your spectacular, blowsy flowers. Is it too late to make up?

7 comments:

  1. Strange that it has disappeared, plants are like that. I have the very same poppy which I did not plant - it sticks out like a sore thumb. I also have an orange one that a friend bought me that was supposed to be white - another eyesore - sadly they are both healthy.

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    1. I am afraid that I dug it up in a fit of ruthlessness. It seems the most likely explanation.

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  2. Sumptuous peony. Sometimes a bit of blowsy is called for, although in this wind (force 8 gale here today) to petals would be blown right off.

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    1. Yes to blowsy. But in other people's gardens. I'm all about crowd control.

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  3. I'm getting VERY excited about my Snow Goose poppy bought in this year. It has taken me ages to get poppies established from seed but this year the ornamentals are flowering for the first time and finally the Opiums have spread by their own hand and are popping up everywhere. I love them, even though they don't last that long and you can't pick them. And then there's the Meconopsis Lingholm of course...

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  4. In my mansion, amongst other glorious features, there will be a poppy walk. I will walk along it once a year at peak poppy with cognoscenti such as yourself and then close the gates until the following year.

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