Wednesday, 10 July 2013

From now on I shall only post weekly with things I think relevant to Meconopsis culture since most species and cultivars have finished flowering. These images are of the main bed where I grow Lingholm from seed in Caithness. In the lower image the cream flowers appeared from seed and are some sort of complex hybrid with Lingholm and a yellow species - possibly Meconopsis integrifolia. They are sterile, perennial

and do not set seed. The upper image of the whole bed shows a mass of seed pods but they are not ready to harvest until the pods are fully open. Then care is needed since a full gale can cause a lot of seed to shed on the ground.