The delight of Oriental Poppies

Fri, Jun 12, 2009

Climate Change, Plants


One of my favourite plants at this time of year are the wonderful oriental poppies which raise their fabulous heads in all sorts of places  – they love poor soil and neglect which means they are ideally suited to drought gardening.

The petals are thin and delicate like fine tissue paper, offer a range of amazing shades  – from bold red to delicious mauves and soft pinks – and their long attractive stems create a stunning presence. Bees and butterflies simply adore them ,diving head first into the pools of pollen. Fint out more about how to encourage these spectacular plants into your garden at:


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I am not an experienced gardener - more of an enthusiastic amateur who learns by trial and error and who is keen to "manage" the effects of shifting weather patterns on my garden. Writing this blog is my passion and it has evolved over 12 years to inspire engagement with climate change outside our back doors, in our personal gardens and green spaces. My mission is to fertilise and expand this platform to grow a community of global gardeners communicating about the effects of climate change on our plants and exploring how each individual can make small changes in our lives to become more sustainable. The future of our gardens and #OurPlanet is in our hands - please plant your own seeds for our collective sustainable future.

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