lower photo is a californian poppy, either champagne and roses or summer sorbet. Others are all papaver somniferums.
Has been very hot and stifling and at tea time when I was settling down to watch Andy Murray at Wimbledon on the tv when it decided to thunder down golf ball sized hail for at least an hour. Thunder, lightning and floods later, managed to wade through the water and take Max my German Shepherd into the garden. The garden was devastated by the hail and most of my poppies and roses were snapped off or bedraggled. My potato patch was completely flattened as I havent been earthing up as much as I should have but amazingly the sweetcorn is still standing upright. Luckily took some photos of the poppies yesterday morning so have a record of whats what. Will just have to be content with seedheads for next year now :( Well at least Andy Murray won and very convincingly too! :)
I am a mother who gardens and sews. I love beautiful materials (from my French Huguenot heritage)old ships (from my 3x gt grandfather George Fisher who was a Master Mariner in Lowestoft)old Roses (a love passed on from my dear mother Betsy who was a Romany Gypsy and a great great grandfather James Funnell who was a Master Gardener )lovely old furniture (gt gt grandfather Charles Felmingham was a cabinet maker)Everything I love has been passed down through my genes.