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Meconopsis betonicifolia (Himalayan Blue Poppy) at Gardening Scotland Show2008

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Meconopsis betonicifolia (Himalayan Blue Poppy) at Gardening Scotland Show2008 (Meconopsis betonicifolia (Himalayan blue poppy))

The emblem of Gardening Scotland



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Stunning...

3 Jun, 2008

 

wow beautiful

3 Jun, 2008

 

I do like this colour

4 Jun, 2008

 

And I forgot to buy any! I really liked the display by the Scottish Begonia Society, Mark. A stunning combination of all types. Will post a couple of pics soon.

4 Jun, 2008

 

such a shame u forget... this is so lurveely!

4 Jun, 2008

 

What a Fantastic Pic David :)

4 Jun, 2008

 

I cannot find these in my area...alas. I would probably need to lift them every year anyway...sour grapes. I will love yours instead.

1 Jul, 2008

 

This blue poppy has been filed on my blue-flower photo favourites.
Thanks for this one, David.

7 Sep, 2008

 

I was a bit surprised to see you felt you would need to lift mecanopsis if you had it Tabitha, surely your winters cant be colder than the Himalayas, and anyway mecanopsis thrive in cooler climates with higher rainfall which is why it grows beautifully in east of Scotland where I live, if you look at the exchange page you will see I have seed, which you are welcome to some if you want it, the original plant came from Branklin gardens in Perth which is renowned for it's Himalayan poppies and subsequent generations of seed have proved as electric blue as their great grand parent

25 Nov, 2008

 

Its absolutely awesome! I HAVE to have these!

5 Aug, 2009

 

Are Branklin Gardens open to the public, David? If so, where are they? (I know, I should know!!!) :~}

5 Aug, 2009

 

So do I - but I need a theme to fit them into. You have the perfect one!

Yes, the Garden is open to the public. You must be only a mile or two from there. Cross the main bridge over the River Tay in Perth. Turning to the left leads to the main routes to Blairgowrie (and to Scone Palace). You should turn right (there's a hotel here, but can't remember the name offhand). Branklyn Gardens are signposted not far down this road, on the left hand side). You can always Google the name and get a printable map?

The garden is actually on the slopes of Kinnoull Hill.

Hope this helps. :-)

5 Aug, 2009

 

Oh, right!!!! I know where it is! Thanks, I think I've seen it signposted, it's up behind the Isle of Skye Hotel!

5 Aug, 2009

 

That's the name!!!!!

5 Aug, 2009

 

Ah good, I'll know where to go then!

5 Aug, 2009

 

Aye! "Head for the Hill(s), lassie! :-)

5 Aug, 2009

 

LOL! I really DID laugh at that one!

5 Aug, 2009

 

:-)

5 Aug, 2009

 

great to revisit... Hi David! How has your summer of 2009 been?

5 Sep, 2009

 

Hi, Lori! Rather wet and either windy or humid, like a lot of places, really. Hasn't kept us back in the garden or having many fun outings and trips, though. Am now collecting seed, making cuttings, etc. for next year. :-)

5 Sep, 2009

 

David did you ever get your Meconopsis as our local garden centre is selling them for £2.99

26 May, 2011



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