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Does anyone know whether flax flowers more than once? There was a beautiful field of it near me last week - totally covered in sky blue flowers. When I went back to photograph it this afternoon there was not a sign of flowers. Is this because it's finished altogether or because it flowers in the morning and I went in the afternoon? I hope that is the answer - I'll go early in the morning, if it is.



  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,354

    It points towards the sun so may not have been facing you at a different time of day. But it doesn't flower for long

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,946

    The flax (aka linseed) flower follows the sun and then fades.  There'll be new flowers in the morning.  If you can get there  very early when the morning sun is still very low in the sky you'll get some amazing pictures image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Thank you, folks. I'll do that and let you know.

  • Thank you, Verdun. I'll try to find the seeds and try it. It's such a beautiful blue - quite lifts the heart to see it.

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Verdun and Margaret, I'm with you on that; it is one of my favourite flowers and just keeps going; such a heavenly blue. image

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