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19/05/2014 at 11:47

Hi, this yellow flower sprung up this year with no intention from me. I like it, but was wondering what it is. Can anyone help please?

Btw, it's not the buttercups 


19/05/2014 at 12:06

I think it is a Welsh poppy

19/05/2014 at 12:11

I think you might be right  Thanks Victoria 

19/05/2014 at 13:10

I have those too Panda  I knew it was a Poppy but didn't know it was Welsh, I also have a some tangerine ones that look the same.....are they Welsh too?

19/05/2014 at 13:22

Following my google search, I think so OL 

19/05/2014 at 13:23

Meconopsis cambrica. They do come in orange and red, naturally or not, I couldn't say. Avoid the red, they're not as nice as ordinary field poppies, Papaver rhoeas.

They seed about a bit Panda

19/05/2014 at 13:25

Mine have all self seeded, I've never sown them and they have always been around since we move in our house, very delicate and pretty 

19/05/2014 at 13:27

I love them (except the red ones)

19/05/2014 at 13:50

have these growing around our garage block, love them but despite throwing masses of seed around in my garden not one has sprouted. will try again this year and fingers crossed.....

19/05/2014 at 14:02

Thow them as soon as you get them tasker, don't keep them for spring

19/05/2014 at 14:16

Like the idea of them spreading themselves about a bit, thanks Nut 

19/05/2014 at 17:40

Nutcutlet - will do and will put them in the same kind of area as the ones growing in the garage block - in shade with poor soil.

19/05/2014 at 17:54

Interestingly Tasker, mine are in shade, in poor soil by a fence under the canopy of a conifer hedge. 

19/05/2014 at 17:56

Most of mine are in the shade. Those in the sun don't look so good. I have an orange poppy whose name I've forgotten for the sunny dry bits

20/05/2014 at 18:27

They are Welsh Poppies come in Yellow and Oranges they like to grow where they want to. Shade they prefer they will grow in the most unlikely places popping their head up between other plants. I have move them successfully on wet days when I find them before flowering. But have not got them to come from the thousands of seeds I have thrown around or have I without realizing it.

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