Progress

The first tulips are out. More are on the way. At last, there is some progress in the garden.

Most exciting of all, two of the Himalayan blue poppies I bought last year have returned. I’m really looking forward to seeing them bloom. Fingers crossed!

Returning blue poppy (meconopsis)
What colour will these tulips be?

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Blue Returning

Meconopsis.

Himalayan Blue Poppy.

Of course, they don’t look like that now. They look like this:

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I bought this plant last year and it’s spent the winter in a small pot. Shrivelled, blackened leaves convinced me of its demise. But, like Doctor Who, it is regenerating!

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I’ve planted it in a bigger pot, but it really needs to be rooted firmly in the ground, like the one I photographed last year, whose blue radiance drew people towards it like a beacon. One of my neighbours even asked permission to come round and take its photograph. Of course I was delighted. Beauty is for sharing!

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Looking forward to the blue returning …

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meconopsis