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By Lynneg

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Poppies.A clump of poppies has suddenly appeared in my front garden,some orange and some cream.The only thing I can think of is that last year I sprinkled seed from some welsh poppies.Is it possible that these are the result? If so a beautiful bonus.Thanks.



Meconopsis cambrica, Welsh poppy, is certainly orange and yellow and I seem to remember seeing a very pale lemon yellow, haven't seen cream but doesn't mean it doesn't exist. So, yes I would say these are seedlings from where you scattered the seed last year. Absolutely beautiful but unless you deadhead they will take over the garden.

4 Jun, 2012


Thank you mg.Never seen a cream poppy before,will heed your advice re deadheading.

4 Jun, 2012


Oh there are creamy white Meconopsis we have but not the Welsh poppy.

4 Jun, 2012

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