Thursday, 4 June 2020

California in Suffolk?

The California poppies have appeared again in the shingle outside one of  the garage doors. They are Very Orange. I love the way they close up at night and open wide in the sunshine.

Luckily this half of the garage isn't used for the car.


Growing in a crack of the patio paving are some that are pale creamy/yellow. I'd like to see more of these so will try to remember to scatter their seeds later.



Thank you to everyone for comments over the last couple of days

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Sue

37 comments:

  1. The poppies are beautiful; I love poppies. Mine do a very good job of scattering themselves all around so a lot of plantlets come out as soon as they appear each May. They're so sunshiney.
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    1. I love the way they just pop up in dryest of ground

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  2. Super photos. I must get some Californian Poppies seeds next year.

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    1. They like it dry - might be a bit wet in your bit of the world

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  3. My grandmother called these Eschscholzia. Californian poppies is so much easier to say! I love Welsh poppies and Icelandic ones too.

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  4. Love these. They are so free and easy to grow and will self-seed everywhere - perhaps a little too readily sometimes!

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    1. They haven't invaded the flower garden yet, just here in the very dry shingle driveway where it doesn't matter

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  5. I love the yellow and red poppies a beautiful sight to see.
    It's a lot colder at the moment but it's nice to get outside.
    Hazel c uk ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ


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    1. Very cold and very windy here today. I won't be going far

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  6. Due to my fascination with bugs this year i have a whole host of Mulleins popped up , usually i get one or two . They really do pop up in daft places i will wait for the Mullein moth caterpillars to make an appearance . then the Cinnabar moth ones to appear on another weed i let flourish

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    1. I had so many Mulliens in front of this garage door two years ago that it would have been impossible to open the door! This year I've not noticed any anywhere in the shingle driveway.

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  7. I love them but haven’t yet got any:(

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  8. I love free gifts like that! I wish I had California Poppies in my gravel rather than a forest of miniature birch trees. Goodness knows how I'm going to get rid of them.

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    1. I would love your forest of Birch trees as the ones we planted here were all eaten by muntjac deer!

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  9. I have never seen such sturdy 'bunches' Sue - I get the odd single one but these must really love your soil.

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    1. That's the strange thing - there is no soil there - just shingle!

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  10. I have never heard of them. I like our red poppies.

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    1. I've not noticed many proper field poppies around here at all this year. Still no rain yet

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    2. They are just coming out this week, along the verges of course, not in the fields.

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  11. Tried to grow them but was never successful. Obviously they need a well drained soil but they are a lovely splash of colour.

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  12. I enjoy poppies as well. My sister planted some red ones this year. I want to get poppies and snapdragons eventually but will wait we get the house and garage painted 1st. Hope fully this month.

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    1. Hope you get the poppies you would like to grow

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  13. beautiful!!! Its amazing how plants find a way,,

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    1. It's so dry there and I dont water them - so incredible they can grow

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  14. I love seeing plants or flowers growing up through shingle or paving, maybe that's another idea for a future garden of mine. Although Poppies have never grown where I have sown them, only where THEY want to grow.

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    1. Your list is getting longer!

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    2. I know ... it's either going to be a very crowded pocket square or an acre of flowers :-)

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  15. Those are a beautiful golden yellow. Enjoy your evening Sue.

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  16. As a Californian, I love poppies. You can get them in seed form. Mine grow naturally - the birds help and every Spring I find them popping up in areas I don't want - but I just let them stay. I never know where they'll end up.

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  17. Had a lovely catch up read of your news Sue.
    I've not tried the new blogger yet, better get ready to leave plenty of time when it comes my way.
    Happy reading!
    Pretty poppies, very vibrant to welcome visitors to your home.

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  18. My neighbor threw some CA wildflower seeds out several years ago and he has poppies in his little garden every year. We share a front walk to our garages and the grapevine that is benignly neglected has many grapes on the vine. So lovely, but they never taste very good.

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  19. Eschscholzias used to grow wild in the Selwyn River bed in Canterbury NZ. The sight was spectacular when they were in bloom. They were however deemed an invasive non-native species and eventually 'suppressed/eliminated' (read sprayed out). Ecologically I guess that is right but they are so incredibly cheerful, and I would love to see them blooming on the hillsides in their native range. (F)

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