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Hi Jo, the top one looks like a poppy but the bottom one isn't violet.

Not sure about the bottom one, it's quite prickly to look at. Too prickly for Prunella vulgaris, selfheal, which I thought it was til I enlarged it.



  • LynLyn Posts: 23,083

    It's very much like self heal though



    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,361

    Perhaps if I look closely at my selfheal I'll find it's more prickly than I thoughtimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Top one is definitely an oriental poppy. image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,361

    I stroked my selfheal this afternoon, it's smooth

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • TootlesTootles Posts: 1,469

    Would definitely agree that one first one us a poppy. Hope it's a lovely colour when it flowers. Congratulations! 

  • GWRSGWRS Posts: 8,410

    Also agree top one oriental poppy , not sure about other image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,361

    Your second picture has self heal flowers Jo. I think it's selfheal. image

    Mine aren't bristly like that

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • hope you have more luck with oriental poppy than I have - it makes a fantastic plants, many tall stems and huge flowers which open the day before a rainstorm every year, which smashes them down.  They should be wonderful, but they seem to have a death wish.

  • My Oriental Poppy flowered in January one year! Just one bloom but then got frosted. Flowered again properly in June same year.

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