massive opium poppy

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    this opium poppy beside my wildlife pond is nearly 5 feet tall and 2 feet across, this is the first flower to bloom and many more buds to open. i am well pleasedIMG_20190607_164230.jpg
     
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      That's a good colour - I often get those wishy washy lavender ones.
       
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        It's a good year for Papaver somniferum and we have had hundreds of them popping up everywhere. They certainly provide a lovely show of colour but none of ours have bloomed yet.
         
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          These are just a few of mine. I bought 3 plug plants last year, label said they are wild Poppies not ornamental. I'm not sure, they are quite tall and wide like Crocus's and the ones I see on the lanes around here are not. Also different shade of red. The leaves are different to the ornamental Poppies and look the same as the ones on the lane. The Bees love them so they are staying :blue thumb:
           
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            We've had the same ones appear in our garden. Both very tall and covered in buds! Gorgeous aren't they?!
             
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              Both kinds are blooming here and I do have lots of them this year.. Will get some pics later..
               
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                lovely colour and photo
                 
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                  lovely colour and photo
                   
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                    Ours have just started to open this afternoon. They're coming up everywhere and we leave them if we can.
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                    Sadly, the strong winds have taken some of them down as they're very shallow rooted.
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                    They're even growing in the same holes as our runner beans!
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                      thankyou all for your responses, and your lovely poppy pics. this site is so friendly and often very funny.
                       
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                        Well these are mine today, they have taken a real bashing the wind today but some have survived ok.. :spinning:
                        1st are the papavars the other three are the opiums..


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                          The ones growing locally in cracks at the junction of footpaths and garden boundary walls have all collapsed due to lack of rain.
                           
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                            Two more in flower today..
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