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Davidward

Located with a distant view of the River Deben in Suffolk and open to meadows. I am trying to merge the garden with the wild indigenous plants.

Papaver (Oriental Group) 'Prinzessin Victoria Louise' syn. Papaver orientale 'Princess Victoria Louise'

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Davidward

Poppy seed heads looking lovely now🤩

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jacaranda

Very architectural 😍

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racha

wow beautiful

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Davidward

@jacaranda @racha thank you👍

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Davidward

Victoria Louise again!!! Moved a few plants into the meadow to help merge with the border.

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midnightgardener

Beautiful, what a lovely photo 💚💚💕💕

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Davidward

Thanks very much Chris 👍

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Davidward

#close-up

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hkyfvr

Stunning poppy. Love the colour 🧡👍😍

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Davidward

Thanks Diane..... they are so tough and look after themselves too😃

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Davidward

Thanks Elaine..... such a joy every year

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kez001uk

Absolutely beautiful 😍

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belindah

Wow, gorgeous photo👍👍👍

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Davidward

@belindah @kez001uk thanks for your kind comments

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emch

#spectacular-flowers #greatcolor

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midnightgardener

She's beautiful 💕💕💕💜

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Davidward

Princess Victoria Louise now taken off!

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belindah

Beautiful

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midnightgardener

Wow!! Look at them there. A nice group 💕💕💕💕

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Davidward

Thanks Chris @midnightgardener

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Davidward

@belindah thanks Belinda

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Davidward

Princess closing up for the evening

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emch

#greatcolor

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Davidward

...... and then there were three!

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Davidward

First princess to open this morning..... stunning plant 🤩

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Oh wow....salmon 😍

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hkyfvr

Stunning. Love the colour 🧡

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pelly

WOW, stunning 😍😍😍

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kez001uk

Absolutely gorgeous 😍😍😍

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Davidward

@hkyfvr @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom @pelly @kez001uk thanks very much👍

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hkyfvr

Always welcome 😍

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Davidward

The princess is braving the cold weather

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Davidward

Princess has been flowering for about a month now and still lots of new buds forming😃

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columbiariver

Princess is lovely

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lovemygarden65

It’s a beauty 🌸

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midnightgardener

That's really good flowering, a month! I should have some of these hopefully. Dare I say that!? My orange poppies always bloom, but others 🙄 it's hard work 💕💕

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Davidward

@lovemygarden65 @columbiariver @midnightgardener thanks..... it is a rather special plant 😃

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Davidward

#bestofmay

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suerichards

Stunning 🧡

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njquantock

Beautiful pair

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Davidward

#foliagefriday Princess Victoria Louise Oriental Poppy

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Davidward

Mahoosive blooms on Victoria Louise!

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midnightgardener

Very pretty! I've got lots of buds but no poppies yet. Shouldn't be too long now 💕💕

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sinukarta

wow amazing 😱

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valjones-hughes

Isn’t that gorgeous!

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Davidward

Princess Victoria Louise decided to start bursting into bloom during a couple of windy days..... hanging on in there though!

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njquantock

Wow they are nice

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Davidward

#closeup Princess Victoria Louise

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solly1961

Beautiful closeup, the detail in the centre outwards is exquisite..

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Davidward

@solly1961 thanks Mark..... the iPad is amazingly good considering the tiny lens!

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Davidward

These massive poppies getting ready to burst into bloom..... the most spectacular plant in the garden will keep blooming for several months!

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midnightgardener

Several months?? Yours are everlasting then David. None of mine last that long and I've got this one. Yours are ahead of mine though. No buds on mine yet 💕💕

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Davidward

#signsoflife these spectacular poppies springing into life 9.1.20

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Davidward

M A Y 3 1 s t

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midnightgardener

Ah I hope my Victoria L's flower this year. Yours look super! I planted mine last year but I think/hope that she flowers this year 😊😊💕💕

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Davidward

@midnightgardener Fingers crossed Christine...... they will be worth the wait!

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midnightgardener

@davidward Yup fingers crossed 😊😊

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anges

Great shot 😊

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Davidward

Thanks @anges 😍

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lisa868

Beautiful colour 😀

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Davidward

..... and then there were four!

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kez001uk

They’re such a gorgeous colour

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Davidward

@kez001uk They are Kerry.... and they keep going for months!

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matewe

Very pretty...love the colour

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Davidward

First one!

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kez001uk

Beautiful photo 💚

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Davidward

@kez001uk Thanks Kerry

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Davidward

22nd May 2019. Yeeehaaaa! First one of the year..... will flower continuously through to late Autumn.

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matewe

Beautiful

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Davidward

Oriental Poppy’s having another splash in this mild autumn weather! Incredible plant been going on and of since early summer!

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ukgardentags

A beautiful #poppy. Would you like us to include it in our weekly email newsletter? 😁

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Davidward

@ukgardentags That would be lovely... thank you

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Davidward

#latebloomer a very late bloomer indeed! What a lovely surprise.

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Denise16

Gorgeous!

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Davidward

@Denise16 thanks Denise

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Davidward

@linfoster Well there you go Lin!

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gjones

Still so pretty!

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suerichards

Amazing 😉

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Davidward

#latebloomer a lone late bloom on this spectacular plant....... wasn’t expecting secondsies!

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mich

It’s gorgeous David..the backdrop sets it off beautifully👌 I didn’t get a second flush this year..

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natii

What a lovely flower David! 😊

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Davidward

@mich thank you Michelle........ by the look of your recent pics, you have got lots of other late bloomers though!

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Davidward

@natii thank you Natalie....... such a prolific plant

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Davidward

A whole new universe!

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brightcolours

Super!! #bestofjune #macro

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juliesgarden

Great photo 👏

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Davidward

@brightcolours @juliesgarden thank you both

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Davidward

#poppy these beasties are about 8 inches wide and very dramatic!

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plants

Beautiful 😍

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Davidward

Thank you Judy @plants

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Davidward

Giant Poppy’s #bestofmay

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Davidward

#plantid This magnificent poppy emerged today.... does anyone know the name? It is about 4 inches. @icedance can you keep your record Sam???

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icedance

He he ....well so many varieties Of these but Papaver orientale 'Aglaja' Seems to fit ? With its dash of deeper red at the throat ?

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icedance

Or maybe Princess Victoria Louise ?

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Davidward

@icedance my word...... I think she’s got it! Thanks very much Sam..... that’s 3 out of 3😇

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icedance

Most welcome David ....She is a pretty princess now 👸

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Davidward

Indeed she is Sam👍🏽

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