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jeandefrance

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Re: Blue poppy : not a dream ?
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2014, 03:39:15 PM »
Thanks very much Susan. On the small picture your dog is a pug? Happy holidays

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Re: Blue poppy : not a dream ?
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2014, 06:01:34 PM »
Heather is a border terrorist  ;D and killer of rabbits
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Re: Blue poppy : not a dream ?
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2014, 07:55:47 AM »
The little head resembles that of our 4 pugs .Thanks Susan, I'll wait until the first frost !

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Re: Blue poppy : not a dream ?
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2015, 12:48:51 PM »
hello from France ! my only blue poppy (?) seedling appears healthy after winter. In Scotland when will they bloom? thank you for your advices. sincerely

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Re: Blue poppy : not a dream ?
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2015, 06:12:18 PM »
It's looking good. Don't be tempted to water it from above especially if it is hot and sunny. This can cause mildew. They flower in June in Scotland.
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jeandefrance

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Re: Blue poppy : not a dream ?
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2015, 09:22:24 AM »
Thanks very much !

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Re: Blue poppy : not a dream ?
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2015, 09:13:43 AM »
Hello from france : it was really a dream : seeds Blue Poppy from Thomson and Morgan, last year, great care and ...a little, little pink flower !  very sorry I am !

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Re: Blue poppy : not a dream ?
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2015, 10:30:12 AM »
What a pity it's not a good blue. Sometimes the weather can affect the colour a bit but it looks like you have had a poor seed batch. Now you know you can grow them then try with some SRGC exchange seed. Meconopsis x lingholme is a good blue and puts up side shoots so will survive a few years. What you have is Meconopsis betonicifolia, it doesn't look as if it has a side shoot for next year.
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Re: Blue poppy : not a dream ?
« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2015, 11:46:29 AM »
Thank you very much Susan ! please, what is : " some SRGC exchange seed " ? I thought that " meconopsis betonicifolia " was the "true blue poppy " Not ?

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Re: Blue poppy : not a dream ?
« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2015, 01:06:40 PM »
This forum is run by the Scottish Rock Garden Club(you don't have to be a member to join the forum) There are details on how to join the club rather than just the forum on a link on this page. You then get acces to the seed exchange, 2 magazines, shows and meetings in Scotland.
Meconopsis betonicifolia is the blue poppy but there are others, the best perennial is Meconopsis xlingholme. There is always seed of both in the exchange in November.
Hope this helps. Any questions about joining ask Maggie
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Re: Blue poppy : not a dream ?
« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2015, 02:16:53 PM »
This is  done !  :  "Thank you for subscribing to 1 Year Subscription 10 with our site "    soon, I hope ( with good seeds) .

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Re: Blue poppy : not a dream ?
« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2015, 03:00:11 PM »
Jean - good to have you join the SRGC - I have some "blue  poppy" seed which I will send you.
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Re: Blue poppy : not a dream ?
« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2015, 05:51:30 PM »
Many thanks Susan; should I put them in the refrigerator for planting in 2016 or can I plant now?

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Re: Blue poppy : not a dream ?
« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2015, 06:23:02 PM »
Jean - I would sow the seed as soon as it arrives. 

Folk may be interested to read what Ian Christie says about  seed sowing : 
http://www.srgc.org.uk/nurseryws/290104/content.html

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Re: Blue poppy : not a dream ?
« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2015, 08:27:48 PM »
Thanks, it will be done soon !

 


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