Another Season in the Sun

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This year’s poppies look much like last year’s, so I took only a couple hundred pictures.

We had a lot of red doubles (peony-flowered). These, below, are growing with self-sown coriander, a change from the dill that usually accompanies our poppies, and just as effective in adding light relief.

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Some doubles were less double than others. The black on this one is very fine. Often the black is a dark purple that bleeds into the red.

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A plateful of petals.

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The earliest and biggest flower happened to be a light red (you might say pink). Ordinarily, I pull out lighter coloured flowers (mauves and mauve-muddied whites especially, usually before the buds are open), but this one won me over.

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We didn’t have as many clear pinks or blazing reds as last year (a few), but lots of flowers with blended colours.

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As the season moves along, a few light-centreds are now appearing. I am hand-pollinating as I hope to keep them coming back.

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New this year was this crushed pink with a frill around the centre. Poppies will surprise you. I’d never seen this colour before. (My camera doesn’t quite catch it).

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Click to enlarge!

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