Tuesday, 10 June 2014

White poppies

I remain captivated by the beauty of the white opium poppies I grow, descended from the seed obtained from a baker by Pam Schwerdt and Sibylle Kreutzberger to grow at Sissinghurst Castle (as described in my entry for 31 December 2011, when it was named my Plant of the Year 2011). This is a selection of images from this garden taken in the past week, needing no captions I think.


  1. Stunning! My opium poppies have not yet sent up their buds but they are shaping up to be of a very good size.

  2. Hi John, thanks for sharing your story about your white poppies. We still grow them in the White Garden but I don't think any of us knew that Pam and Sibylle had got the seeds from a baker! I love opium poppies. Do you grow the dark purple one called 'Lauren's Grape'? Helen (gardener)

  3. I only grow this one, to keep it pure, though I love the others too.'Lauren's Grape' sounds lovely.


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