by Wendy Syddall

Greetings from a dull but much cooler garden. I’m so glad it’s cooled down and started raining again. However, it has gone a bit autumnal on us with nights getting darker earlier!

One of my favourite flowers is the poppy, both perennial and annual. My perennials didn’t do as well this year with some growing but not flowering at all and others with less buds than normal.

This one below is one of two annuals I bought from a local charity shop and has today flowered. They don’t normally last long so I’m glad I noticed it when I did. I did try to grow them from seed in my greenhouse this year but with little success. Still, never mind, I’ll try again next year