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Profile Image Christine Parkin

midnightgardener

Writer. Wildlife lover and keen gardener from Wakefield, with 2 cats; Coco and Henry. A Golden Doodle girl Millie and a little girl Lucy pup 💕💕💕

Papaver orientale 'Brilliant'

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2017
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midnightgardener

Four poppies out! The most so far at the same time 😊several more to burst from their 'pods' do we call them?

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rockandy

Lovely bright colour. Mines waiting for a sunny day ..hopefully tomorrow

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midnightgardener

@rockandy Any sign of a poppy yet Andy? A tip I learned from good old Monty Don, is to spray the pods with water. I did this and it worked, I'd been waiting ages for any sign of a flower, all I had was nettle like leaves! Then the pods came, then Monty's tip spurred me into action! Out came the spray and hey result!😄Hope yours arrive soon 🌝🌝

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rockandy

That's interesting. I will try that tomorrow. Thanks. Weather should be good to encourage them out and enjoy them because they don't last long

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