Friday, 14 July 2017

Blue poppies

Apparently, Himalayan blue poppies (Meconopsis betonicifolia) can be tricky to grow but they seem to do well at Harlow Carr Gardens, grown in the damp soil around the stream side. When I visited, they were past their best, looking a bit ragged and faded but still an attractive colour. The blue was fading to a pretty pinky mauve.

I tried softening and lightening one of my photos, just for fun:


  1. Very Nice photographs.
    The blue colors make a more interesting poppy. Until your post, I didn't realize the blue ones are poppies.

  2. Not sure I have seen blue poppies before.


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