June 7, 2010

BLUE POPPIES ?

A couple of comments on my previous post here has prompted me to add this as a post-script. I'm not sure if the stunning blue flowers were poppies or not. I thought they were something like a delphinium.




Here is another picture from last May that might help. I don't know very much about growing flowers, but I'm sure there are lots of people out there that do.

13 comments:

  1. Look like delphiniums to me, Jean.
    And a luvverly natural pure blue too!

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  2. Jean, beautiful flowers. Are they in your garden? Can you spare some seeds?

    By the way, I forgot to give you and Nick your DVD back last Saturday. I'll try to remember to get it to you next time. If I don't offer it, please ask...

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  3. Tim and Ken - they are growing along the wall of the pottery at Mozay, just between Le Grand-Pressigny and Abilly. Therefore I don't think I can get any seeds !!
    But I will look out for them as some would look great in our little garden ..... perhaps Nicole could help.

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  4. Look like delphinium to me, too. We have several in our garden, but they're a very pale shade of blue. I'd love some dark blue!

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  5. Hi Jean, Congratulations on the new Harley! Did you get to drive it home straight away?

    P.S. I hope you had a lovely time in your charming cottage in LGP!

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  6. Delphiniums, and a really gorgeous photo, Jean. I believe they are tricky to grow from seed, and they are not long-lived (okay, maybe for other people they are!)

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  7. They're beautiful flowers and they look like delphiniums to me as I have some in the flower bed. Love the color of them!

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  8. Very strong colour for sure. I'd have picked them if they were road side.

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  9. Hello! Delphiniums they are (of the lovely gentian blue with black eye variety...)

    Sometimes tricky from seed...tempermental, rot off easily and then often unreliable to come through true as you expected..great if you like a surprise!

    I only have a tall, gentian blue perennial one here with same blue coloured eye - would be able to split in Autumn...this is most reliable method IMO.

    I have (and you Jean!) the annual dephinium variety in our (& yours!)garden - VERY easy to grow from seed, robust, less problems with flopping over! shiny deep green leaves and multi tone dusky mauve flowers...seed in abundance in autumn.. ;D

    Tim...word verification = mingtim...feeling chinese today?

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  10. Hi Nic, I knew I could rely on you to supply the facts. Thanks !!!

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  11. I never knew that delphiniums looked so much like poppies. I was one of those commenters in the previous post - it is such a fabulous colour and I would love to have them in our garden

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  12. One of my very favourite flowers!! I used to grow them in my garden... I don't see them as much here but I am sure people have them in their gardens.

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