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.The flower stems are strong and tall, up to 1.2m (4ft), and each supports a single magnificent bloom, blood red and boldly imprinted at the base of each petal with a jet-black splodge. The stamens, arranged in a broad circle around the dark, central knob
Beech leaves are among the slowest deciduous foliage to break down, making them perfect for Christmas decorations. Combine them with elegant poppy seed heads and spray with silver paint to show off their intricate structure and add sparkle to your
Taking root cuttings couldn't be easier and it's the ideal way to increase your stock of perennials, such as phlox, rhus, mint, Japanese anemones and Primula denticulata (see picture). Take cuttings now and you'll be potting up new plants in spring. Garden fork Sharp knifeLarge p...
they're about 4cm tall and again at 8cm, so that they're spaced about 15cm apart.AdamTo get the best possible display of poppies, keep plants well watered until they are established.Advice on growing flowersPlant profile of California poppyGrowing
've formed a good root system.Established oriental poppySharp knifeMulti-cell traySeed compostHorticultural gritSeptember - March20 minutes to take the cuttingsLift a clump of the oriental poppy that you want to take cuttings from or just scrape away the soil
shape. Although it is an old variety (1906) its beauty hasn't been eclipsed. Height 1m.Papaver 'Mrs Perry'This slightly washed-out poppy bears the name of the 20th-century artist, who scoured East Anglia in the late 1930s, looking for pale versions