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Cloncaw's Journal

Cloncaw's Journal

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Flamboyant Poppy

21 August 2009 21:59:42
Flamboyant Poppy

Flamboyant Poppy

This evening saw some welcome sun and on a quick trip rpond the garden noticed that the anemones in the bed in front of the house. Earlier from the kitchen I noticed that more poppies had opened and one is the colour a flamingo dancers skirts would be, it was dancing in the breeze and I suppose sort of clashes with the liatris in the lower bed but it is so delicate yet saying look at me. The Love in a Mist is close to flowering and will really give the bed edging the terrace lots of colour once open. the David Austin roses Gertrude Jekell and Mary Rose have lots of buds opening although if the forecast rain materialises their glory will be short lived.

One step closer to gettting hens as a local farmer who yesterday had none for us called and asked how many we wanted, Johnny may get busy preparing an area for them between the kitchen garden and the apple trees.

Picked peas and oh how sweet they were in comparison to bought ones served with new potatoes and a chicken casserole with some of the red scallions instead of onion. Absolutely delicious David one of my sons commented on the potatoes. Perhaps I will convince the hubby that the way to go is to grow your own poultry will keep you posted. Few more photos up - digital camera saving a fortune if I had to have all these developed.

The changes to garden .ie are great the way friends is laid out, show me more on the visited sectioins, this will surely encourage more to visit members gardens and when you see the number of people Olga (Ternie) has met just through being a member from another country it is fantastic.

 


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Monkells Monkells 22 August 2009 08:59:45

Poppy is spectacular !!! Makes it all worthwhile when someone (especially one of your children) comments on something you grew yourself !!! God bless digital cameras !!


Mairin Mairin 23 August 2009 21:52:24

What a fantastic photo! The orange is striking against the purple in the background. I have not no success with them yet - might try next year.


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