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07/07/2008


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POPPIES

Did you notice poppies were voted the most favourite self-seeder in my June poll receiving 43% of the votes? Nigella (love in the mist) and verbena bonariensis came in joint second with 23%, and borage trailed in last with 10%. I have all these self-seeding in my garden, hence the choices!

Luckily I took a photo at Denmans of their colourful patch of poppies, because in my garden the ones that have flowered have now gone to seed. The flowers only last a day or so and with the winds we have been having they haven't stood much of a chance.



I was very kindly given this Arte Y Pico award recently by Gillian at Reflections in the Afternoon whose lovely blog shares my liking for the garden, illustrations and artwork. I would like to pass it on to Christy at Sweet Tidings. She has already received this award, but I am sure she won't mind receiving it again! If you haven't already made a visit, Christy has a lovely blog packed with crafting, cookery and lots more besides.

11 comments:

Bumpkin Bears said...

congratulations on the award. I adore poppies too, they are just like silk. Catherine x

Flighty said...

A well deserved award!
The poppies shown on my blog header were self-seeded. I'm saving some and letting others do their own thing! xx

lifeinredshoes said...

Congratulation Louise! And I voted for poppies.

BumbleVee said...

yeh...well, I have planted them time and time again... and where are they I ask you? I wish they would hurry up and figure out that they are supposed to self seed... and also couldn't just one decide to show up the following...just one teensy weeny one please?

daffy said...

The poppies are lovely, my brother and my dad have both managed to grow purple ones and they look lovely!
Sadly I have none...
Congrats onthe award, it is lovely! :o) x

Marie said...

Sniff, and I voted for borage...Poppies are lovwly, though. I hope you are going to show us pictures of your red currants, :-)?

Actually, one way to avoid stalking them, as it were, is to dip them in beaten egg white and then into castor sugar, and let them set. Delicious and gorgeous as dessert for deserving people.

Christy said...

Louise, those poppies make my day!I think they are the most lovely red.Congratulations on your award and I'm so blown away that you're passing it down to me. Thank you, thank you!

Glo said...

Congratulations Louise on your award, and how nice to have all of those self-seeding flowers :)

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on your award, your blog deserves it.

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

I love the poppies. I surely do.~~Dee

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

The poppies have such a jolly red colour...congratulations on your award!