Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Another lesson in patience and faith from Mother Nature

I've always wanted these opium poppies to self-seed around the garden - filling spaces in their unique way, and always looking just right. I've scattered seeds, I've sown in pots and transplanted, all sorts of ruses, but although they flowered, none had set seed with any vigour - until this year, when they semm to be popping up all over the place. Thrilled to bits.
More on the way too:


Eco Gites of Lenault said...

Isn't Nature funny - one year nothing and the next abundant flowers. The last two years the foxgloves have been brilliant round here but there are not nearly so many this year - the elderflowers have excelled themselves though.

Rosie x

Spirit of Old said...

Opium poppies are so beautiful aren't they! We gathered seed years ago and they're still happily popping up at the allotment - gorgeous!

Tina said...

I got a small Iceland-poppy late in spring, thought I wouldn’t see any flowers this year – but I do, and they are so beautiful!