Day 171: opium poppy

The breadseed or opium poppy (Papaver somniferum) – a prodigious self seeder, invariably sticking itself in the most inappropriate positions…

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The seedier side of gardening

There’s nothing I like better than a spot of horticultural retail therapy, which often involves ordering from the seed catalogues far more than I could reasonably hope to raise in a year. Autumn brings the chance to gather seed for ourselves, an activity for which our gardening lives are all the richer.

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