Unexpected flowers!

pretty garden flower in bloom in autumn

Patty's Plum Poppy

I am both delighted and amazed that this beautiful Poppy Patty’s Plum  (Papaver orientale) has just flowered in my garden – it’s October in Ireland!  This poppy featured in our Bloom 2009 Gold medal winning garden (see pic. below) and was a real crowd pleaser.  But that was early June.  It has been quite a mild summer/autumn but pretty dull and overcast so I am not quite sure why this poppy has just flowered.  But what a joy, and a beautiful reminder of the of the summer gone by!

Tim Austen's gold medal winning show garden at Bloom 2009

Poppy Patty's Plum in our Bloom 2009 show garden


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