It’s raining again.  The papery flowers of my oriental poppy are becoming waterlogged. 


Poppy-petals


It’s a stunning colour that totally clashes with my beautiful pink peony, but looks gorgeous in my precious Leslie Thompson bottle.


Poppy-and-Leslie-Thompson-p


They self-seed readily and pop-up right in the middle of my purple and white border!


Poppy-clash


I really like their black centres.


Poppyseeds


And their crinkly edges.


Poppy-petal-edge


It truly brightens this grey, wet day.


Poppy-underside


The National Collection of Papaver orientale is in Hampshire.


PS  This is what happens overnight if you forget to put water in the vase!


Dehydrated-poppy

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