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chrissie B

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plant id please
« on: June 13, 2017, 12:01 »
This flower had grown at the bottom of my apple tree its a beautiful  colour ideas please and will it self seed ?.
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2017, 12:26 »
That looks like a Eschscholzia californica or often called a Californian poppy.
Have had one of those in one of the pots in my front garden for years.
It can resow itself, but after flowering ends late September I cut it down and it just regrows and starts flowering again in May.
It can be quite vigorous and spread when flowering

Here is mine flowering lovely today.

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Re: plant id please
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2017, 17:51 »
yes I second that. good in dry poor soils.

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Re: plant id please
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2017, 21:41 »
Absolutely deffo!
We come from the earth, we return to the earth, and in between we garden.

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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2017, 21:52 »
Thank you one and all , they are very nice will they come back next year.
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2017, 20:34 »
yes, as a hardy annual they should come back again next year as long as you let some go to seed.

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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2017, 16:32 »
The petals fell off first flowerbut carnt  see any seeds forming
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Re: plant id please
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2017, 18:22 »
I have some of these it looks the same as I have in pots a californion poppy,they are so pretty,shame they don't last,1 puff of wind and there petals are gone.

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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2017, 19:47 »
if I remember right the seeds heads are long and thin a little bit like a chilli.

 


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