wendyswonderlandgarden

My passion in life is gardening and specifically growing flowers from seed

Category: Papaver

First poppy to flower 2021

Seed sowing March 2021

I started my seed sowing in the greenhouse today. Sunflowers which I haven’t grown for a long time, Tithonia which are new to me. I think Monty Don on BBC Gardeners world grows them and I always like them so thought I would give them a go. Also some poppies probably more than I wanted as the seeds are tiny!

Wordless Wednesday- poppy

First poppies

Every day in my garden at the moment something new is flowering, it’s such an exciting season, I love poppies and 3 out of 5 of them have started flowering today

Poppies – my favourite early summer flower 

Just a quick post about my favourite flower of this season the poppy. Theses are specifically the papaver – the perennial plant although I love the annuals and self sowen one too.

This year I bought a new red one to replace one that died last year. That is the first picture. The flowers are like paper and don’t last long but are lovely all the same and  an occasionally flower twice in the year if cut back and the weather is right!


The others are purple, orange, peach and white. All beautiful plants and so easy to look after.