Just in case you don’t like green here is some pink and red :)
I am particularly fond of the Pattys Plum poppy which just opened this morning, but the pink peonies and David Austin Falstaff rose are pretty glorious too! One day WordPress will be scratch and sniff..
Just glorious! That poppy is truly beautiful, Jo…thanks for sharing. It’s lovely to see such rich colours…
Celia, I’m waiting to see if the true red ones will come out this year or not…..
I imagined that you were as good at gardening as you are at baking…. but still, seeing your photos took my breath away!
Sally, I’m my mother’s daughter, I like deadheading and I don’t mind a litte weeding and I like picking vegetables when they have grown, and wandering around going ‘Isn’t that beautiful?’ preferably wearing a large hat. I quite like carrying off slugs and snails. I am the laziest gardener in the world and the world’s worst digger, Brian can dig a square neat hole in about 30 seconds. My holes take hours and the sides fall in. I can just about pot things on and transplant seedlings. I am messy and disorganized. I get others to do all the things I can’t do, while moaning and apologising while I do it…. ;)
I am a better baker than I am a gardener! Perennials are the way to go, hence the glory of the peonies and the poppies!
My pink poppy popped this morning, still waiting for the second blue poppy blossom
Blue poppies are wonderful too, but they are smaller than these big oriental ones aren’t they? I have tried and never managed to keep them going :(
What a fabulous colour those plum poppies are. I have scarlet ones which are wonderful and blowsie and I’ve seen some deep red ones which I’d like, but never these – wonderful.
Here is their history if you’re curious Choclette, they’re a Somerset poppy!
Thanks Joanna – how interesting that they are so recent and came into being from a compost heap.
Beautiful. You must have a wonderful garden.