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Hello there – I love to be out in the garden – and enjoy nurturing my plants – growing seeds – taking cuttings and of course the visit to the garden centre to see what is new and now I will move on to my gardening tale.

Best friends -my Himalayan Blue Poppy – alias Meconopsis grandis (I think) has found new friends.

I love the intense blue of these elegant poppies, and have strived for many years to get one to bloom – so I have tried to grow one in a pot – the pic below is from last year its second year

Now I have read in gardening books that the poppy is shortlived so I wasn’t expecting it to reappear again this year , and guess what don’t ask me how it happened but it is sharing the pot with a Japonica and Redcurrant plant

The geranium plant is in the border to the rear of the pot and there are a few other bits in the pot to be removed methinks – ie a tansy plant for one thing – forever popping up in unexpected places

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love that Poppy :O) never been able to grow them myself but that is special. :O)

28 Apr, 2014


I saw a bed of them at Logan botanic garden, absolutly stunning

28 Apr, 2014


I love these blue poppies but never been able to keep one for more than two seasons.
I'm pleased you still have yours :)

28 Apr, 2014


Very pretty Jane, I too cannot get them to survive in the garden.........

28 Apr, 2014


Thankyou for your comments - I am keeping my fingers crossed for a bloom this year - I shall post a pic of its progress - Jane

29 Apr, 2014


Jane Nice poppy the one you show looks very much Like the Variety Lingholm these are more perennial than a lot which die after flowering. Also easy from seed if Lingholm is the Variety, label appears still in the pot.

29 Apr, 2014


Blue poppies are relatively easy here in the cold North. But I still get a thrill every time I see one! Well done Jane, worth the wait! :)

21 Jan, 2015

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