Poppies

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  1. rosietutu

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    I have had a wonderful display of poppies by some seeds which were given to me I just threw them every where and I would think every one came up fantastic sight for a fortnight,now to identify them..any one know of a site that shows you pictures...I have blundered around learnt a lot about Opium etc but no nice piccys to drool over they were scarlet double frilly and big but as I have not cracked the photo thing yet can't show you also had a dusky pink one can't think where that came from, the heads were at least 4 ins across am saving the seed very carefully the thunder storm finished them off along with my Computer Modem I now know to unplug it next time...
     
  2. SteveW

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    I have surge protection sockets on my computer equipment and also the sky box...but I think that would even give up if struck by a lightening bolt!
     
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    [​IMG] Hi,rosietu, I also think they are wonderful plants. I scatter the seed too but some years they seem to miss a year & then the following year the flowers are fantastic when that happens. I find this link very helpful, see what you think. :D
    http://www.poppies.org/gallery/album01
     
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    Steve, I have a surge protector got one after the last time it was fried ..It has been suggested that the problem came via the telephone what do you reckon I should say when BT send in thier bill...
     
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    Dear Marley, scouted the link you sent I could only find single poppies, these I have are whopping great shaggy headed doubles.
    Thankyou anyway.
     
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    :)We have large double pink petaled, with a purple ring inside base of flower. They were in the garden when we came here 30yrs ago & keep coming. I was told they were opium poppies & have never thought any more about them. That was the only site I could find. How about your local library?? Can you post a pic??, if you can, go to one of the us forums & give them a try. [​IMG] Sorry can't help more. [​IMG]
     
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    When I feel strong...I will try the pic thing again...
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    www.aniesannuals.com
    got some double poppies there, cant get the link to work.
    Just put in double poppies in the search bar.

    [ 06. July 2005, 08:10 PM: Message edited by: pete2255 ]
     
  9. rosietutu

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    Pete you are a gem... Peony Poppies is what I have got,
    they look to come in a good range of colours I have the Lilac and Red.Thanks.
     
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