Tall Poppies

Opium poppies pop up in my garden, unbidden. There are not many… well not enough for anyone to make a crop of the seeds anyway, nor to extract anything else from them….but they are rather beautiful in their papery fragility and they come up in serendipitous positions, along with the unexpected self seeded fennel, Aquilegia and foxgloves. There are of course other less welcome self seeded plants… but judicious weeding could sort them out – one day.

Now I’m off to trim the hedge. I may be gone sometime.

Author: Sarah

No time to lose. No, time to lose. Make time to stand and stare.... Did you see that?

6 thoughts on “Tall Poppies”

  1. CO, Pseu: My late wife always favored the “Volunteers”, plants, especially flowers that grow unbidden in unexpected places, she always valued them more highly than the cultivated mob.

  2. I have been editing the volunteers this evening, after finishing the yew hedge. It’s only when you look closely that you realise how many weeds have sprung up among the rest. …

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