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richard.spicer.7906

St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Papaver rhoeas

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richard.spicer.7906

Morning folks 👋🏼 up early, having some brekkie and ☕️, then I'm off for a spontaneous visit to RHS Wisley. These poppies are looking good, I let them self seed by the front door. #red #poppy

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katelisa

We have just picked up a new puppy and called her poppy 😍

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pooley

Bora Da and it's a great day for Wales... Love RHS Wisley @richard.spicer.7906 we have quite a few poppies that self seed in the garden, not always in the right places either, but I have not got the ❤️ to pull them up 😊

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richard.spicer.7906

Aw, great name for her too @katelisa 😊🐶

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stephent

Morning @richard.spicer.7906.. Just lovely

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richard.spicer.7906

@pooley , good morning too 👋🏼😀 - indeed, great result ⚽️👏🏼. I just let the poppies do their own thing, as they don't seem to bother other plants.

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richard.spicer.7906

Morning @stephent 👋🏼😀👍🏼

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stephent

Have a good day fella 😉😉

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fuschia

Morning Richard. Lovely day here at the mo so some gardening for me and hubby. Love poppies, very apt for Yesterday's 100 year anniversary of the Somne ❤️

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Keely

Morning Rich have a good day out 😊

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billb

Lovely photo appropriate at this time (100th anniversary of the Somme)

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richard.spicer.7906

These seedheads are full of new generations of poppies. Cut them off and empty the contents into a dry container, and sprinkle round the garden next spring 😀

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David

Great tip thank you @richard.spicer.7906

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play

Is that for all poppies? @richard.spicer.7906

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richard.spicer.7906

Hi @play , definitely for those descended from the wild variety (Papaver rhoeas), and also the same for other annual varieties such as Papaver somniferum (opium poppy). I understand the Iceland poppy (Papaver nudicaule) can sometimes be grown as perennial, but usually as biennial and may be more difficult to self seed. The true perennial poppy (Papaver orientale) is better to grow by division of existing plants or root cuttings.

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richard.spicer.7906

@play Another good annual and self seeder not directly linked to Papaver is the Californian Poppy (Eschscholzia californica). Hope that helps 😀

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play

Many thanks @richard.spicer.7906 for the helpful tips. 😄

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richard.spicer.7906

#poppy #seeds

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richard.spicer.7906

I'm not sure about this one. It looks like it could be a type of poppy, but may have to wait to see it flower.

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thedanielrichards

@kathy @justin @barbaramatthews do you have any ideas what this plant is. I'm sure Richard would be grateful of any assistance :)

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justin

I don't sorry...

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kathy

It is of the poppy family

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks everyone. Definitely a poppy.

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justin

#red

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