My poppy buds have been tempting me for the last 3 weeks with the promise of opening out fully to reveal their brilliant red petals and fabulous ‘clock face’ seed pod centres surrounded by dozens of pollen laden stamen.
Yesterday i caught the first one of the ‘Spring’ season (still really 6 weeks away down here) as it cracked open from it’s hairy casing. 🙂
This is an example of my most typical poppy type and is one of the ‘original’ Remembrance poppies that first bloomed in my garden over a decade ago. Things have evolved a little since then, as long term readers of this blog are probably well aware. 🙂
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(Click on a pic to open in a new window and click again to see enlarged detail!) 🙂Late yesterday evening after seeing just a thin sliver of red in the morning my first poppy was about to bloom – Yay! 🙂