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I have some Oriental poppies. They have been in ground for about 4 years. Have done very well. I noticed this weekend that the flower blooms look weird. Kinda hard feeling and I dont think they are going to open up. It looks like a lot of black tiny dots on them, that I dont think I noticed before. Any ideas what this might be



as they form they are hardbuds. the black dots could be where they have been got at by greenfly etc. they ooze a latex type fluid that would dry as balck dots. I would certainly wait and see.

some of mine have black bristles this year where they are normally green. so perhaps the cold snap has affected them.

17 May, 2011


thanks, our weather has been so weird. Broke a record yesterday for cold day in May. Hopefully, the poppies will still come through. So much rain too.
But on the other hand my roses look great!!!

18 May, 2011

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