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chilipepper's Journal

chilipepper's Journal

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Oriental Poppy

19 October 2009 14:18:07
Late Bloomer

Late Bloomer

Got a surprise this morning in the garden, an oriental poppy in bloom!! have often got them to flower a second time in one year but never as late as the third week of October! the poppy is partly shaded by the large leafs of a Guinea which would give it some protection from the weather, was a welcome splash of colour on a gray Monday morning............... 


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Myrtle Myrtle 19 October 2009 14:26:41

beautiful!


Clara Clara 19 October 2009 14:31:27

Mine flowered in june and then it went yours is a beautiful colour re you going to keep some seeds ???


chilipepper chilipepper 19 October 2009 14:47:24

Hi Clara, have propagated these for years with root cuttings taken in Dec/Jan if you would like a plant that would  be no problem!


Clara Clara 19 October 2009 14:58:22

Ah ! thank you I woud love that


chilipepper chilipepper 19 October 2009 15:06:46

No probs Clara will put you down for that, have about 6 different types of OP, have photos of them in various journals, have a look and if there's any other that you like let me know..............


Rachel Rachel 19 October 2009 17:45:08

I got one two recently. It's in my October album. It looks like it could be the same variety even - mine was called 'coral something or other'.


fran m fran m 19 October 2009 22:15:21

Am going to stop looking at any photos, my to get list just gets bigger and bigger, great colour.


Cloncaw Cloncaw 20 October 2009 11:22:14

What a delight to see this time of the year.


Ladybird Ladybird 20 October 2009 20:34:23

That is really beautiful, l only ever remember seeing the red one.


Yuko Yuko 23 October 2009 19:44:00

I have the same plant, and mine is just stems & leaves! It's lovely & I'm so jealous!


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