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jeandefrance

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Blue poppy : not a dream ?
« on: October 04, 2014, 03:02:57 PM »
Hello from France ! i am retired engineer, near Dijon, in Burgundy. Please, excuse my bad English ! After three years of failure, I hope ! I planted two packets of seeds (packets one month in refrigerator, then in a container in special mixing, placed in the garden in winter and, in february, then in greenhouse, 50F ..after 1 month 1/2 only ONE birth !, long growth. After cotyledons :  hairy little leaf ! yet long growth, 2 little leaves almost on standby, then ,after transplanting in the garden, very good growth, 6 or 7 leaves, now about 6 inches  ! ( I do not know how to send a photo )..The plant is protected day and night against slugs ( no use of poison !! ). I now await the winter, I think the leaves will fall ( ? ), Then the spring..green shoots ( ? )..blue butterflies..Scotch whiskey !
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Re: Blue poppy : not a dream ?
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2014, 03:34:33 PM »
Jean adding photos is very easy

1 - below the message/reply box click on attachments
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3 - look for the folder on your desk top or hard drive, open the folder and double click the photo
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jeandefrance

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Re: Blue poppy : not a dream ?
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2014, 03:43:04 PM »
Thanks very much, I try !

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Re: Blue poppy : not a dream ?
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2014, 03:56:01 PM »
Sorry, my photo is too heavy :650 K !

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Re: Blue poppy : not a dream ?
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2014, 04:19:52 PM »
Sorry, my photo is too heavy :650 K !
http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=9993.0
try this link to a re-sizer that will optimise the pictures for this forum
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Re: Blue poppy : not a dream ?
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2014, 04:21:19 PM »
Photo of my poppy...

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Re: Blue poppy : not a dream ?
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2014, 02:40:59 PM »
Hello Jean - welcome to the Forum - and good luck with your blue poppy - I'm sure you will go on to grow more!


And thanks to Mark for his help with posting a photo  :)

« Last Edit: October 07, 2014, 09:18:10 PM by Maggi Young »
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

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Re: Blue poppy : not a dream ?
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2014, 06:58:43 AM »
Thanks very much Maggi ! I watch over him; marveled at the gardens of Scotland !

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Re: Blue poppy : not a dream ?
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2014, 10:18:24 AM »
 Jean:  Yes, we are so luck here to have a climate that benefits  the beautiful blue poppies- even today, when it is dark, a gale is blowing and there is so much rain!
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Re: Blue poppy : not a dream ?
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2014, 05:06:24 PM »
best blue poppies we every had were planted below the rain downpipe off one of the greenhouses - it was well drained but always damp
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Re: Blue poppy : not a dream ?
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2014, 07:25:32 AM »
Hello Jean, I am sure your healthy Meconopsis seedling will survive the winter it is M. baileyi used to be betonicifolia so hope it will flower next year like this,  cheers Ian the Christie kind
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Re: Blue poppy : not a dream ?
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2014, 03:40:18 PM »
Thanks very much for your messages ! here is last photo of my poppy ..before winter ...beautiful photo, posted by ichristie .

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Even my blue poppy !
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2014, 11:17:59 AM »
Hello from France . My one and only blue poppy (seeding) is still green. (I put a picture Oct. 13). Will it fade with the first frost? And then if he did not die during the winter small leaves in April? Thank you very much for your answers

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Re: Blue poppy : not a dream ?
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2014, 09:36:16 AM »
Hello . A little answer ? I'm quite beginner! Merry Christmas

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Re: Blue poppy : not a dream ?
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2014, 10:40:55 AM »
Your poppy leaves will turn brown after the first frost but there should be a bud deep in the leaves which will start to grow again in February/March. The new leaves are hairy and look like rabbit ears to start.
Hope you are successful.
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