Posted: 06/06/2015 at 21:25
There was a large article in last weeks Saturday Telegraph Gardening Section that talked about a specific problem with Oriental Poppies at the moment. It said that quite a few types have been lost. It said that if you run your hand over the foliage and it comes away then the plant probably has it.
Hate to say but it also said that there is nothing to be done. Hope for you that it isn't the same thing, but seems likely.
Ive just looked in the recycling bin to see if I could find the article but I'm afraid that the bin got emptied this week! I wonder if anyone else read it.