Early one morning…

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Yesterday morning the sun was shining after a clear sky and it was cool – very cool. The dew was heavy and the air was fresh and the annual poppies were hovering on slender stems, caught by the low light. This year I have grown ‘Mother of Pearl’ but like so many hardy annual stocks, this is not a very good one because there are not as many pastel shades as there should be and they are mostly just white or a rather nice dusky red. I am slightly disappointed but I have to say that they are all lovely, and were especially pretty at 8 in the morning.

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The seeds were sown direct where they were to flower in mid May and have been in bloom for a few weeks. The seedlings were thinned out to about 10cm apart when they were large enough to handle easily.

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Comment on “Early one morning…”

  1. derrickjknight
    August 13, 2015 at 8:00 am #

    Lovely shots, Geoff

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