Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Self Seeding Poppies

One of the features of The Old Cottage Garden in Spring is the spectacular display of poppies.  

These self seeded annuals reappear year after year and as time goes by we are developing our own unique colour strains.  The original red "Gallipoli" poppies and a number of heirloom varieties, in tones orange, white and purple, purchased years ago from from The Diggers Club are now cross-pollinating and each season brings new delights and surprises.

At this time of year weeding becomes a bit tricky as we carefully pick out the poppies from other self seeded "weeds".  Hopefully as time goes by we will have fewer undesirables in this garden.  For more on The Old Cottage Garden click here

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