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Poppy Identification

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 09:32

I have pink chiffon opium poppies, we always call then pink pom poms. They follow on after the allium purple pom poms.


Posted: 04/02/2015 at 08:45

I dont give up any plant for dead until May. That banana may shoot from the rootstock. Roscoeas are particularly late in starting to grow, and so is Lippia citriodora. 

Hard frost here. Birds are fed and fresh water  put out.

I'm going to crawl back under the duvet.


Posted: 03/02/2015 at 22:42

Its best to get virus free plants from a good supplier. Plant at 12to 18inch spacing in a bed on their own . Dont forget to net against the blackbirds.

Ken Muir at honeypot farm has a good reputation for strawberries.

Poppy Identification

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 22:36

I think we got there at the same time, lizzie.

Poppy Identification

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 22:35

They are annual opium poppies. They tend to seed around, but are not classed as perennial.


Posted: 03/02/2015 at 22:34

Oh no, Panda, have you got something else in mind, or are you going to send him out to work and be a kept woman?

It's always been my ambition to be a kept woman..... but the result has been a total failure.

Poppy Identification

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 19:56

If its perennial, its similar to "pattys plum", but seeds may not come true to the parent.

Poppy Identification

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 19:49

They look like the annual opium poppy, Papaver somniferum. Or it could be a type of the perennial oriental poppy. Have you got a photo of the leaves, ?  that would be definitive.


Posted: 03/02/2015 at 19:02

Mmm the hospital saga continues. They have written to me at my mums address, asking me for my comments on dads  care, as they say I  am next of kin. Wrong. I am not next of kin, mum was, but as she says, they only ignored her anyway.

I feel a long letter coming on.


Posted: 03/02/2015 at 17:43

Car had new spring, new linkages??? and wheel realignment.

Seems to run better. They forgot to do the MOT and service, as it wasn't really due til next month anyway, I'll take  it back next month. Financial pain split up.

Car tax due this month as well.

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