Sunday, 11 August 2013

Poppy Seeds

Hello,  I hope you're enjoying your weekend and making the most of the lovely weather.  
I have been finding it hard to think of much to blog about recently.  I think the heat has sapped my mojo and days and weeks seem to pass with nothing very much to show for it.  I'm sure things will pick up again soon,  meanwhile I'm just enjoying watching the wildlife in the garden, like this Common Blue butterfly



and the bumble bees that spend all day foraging for nectar.  There seems to be at least 4 or 5 different types, including some with white bottoms, some with red.



I've also been collecting the poppy seed heads as they ripen.  I hadn't realised there were so many, but have a bowlfull of seed already.  Far more than I'll ever need, so if anyone wants some let me know your address and I'll send you some!  


I love the pods, they look great piled in a bowl together, so many different shades and fascinating shapes.
This is a picture from a few years ago and there were more in my post Here


Bye for now
xxx

37 comments:

  1. I adore poppy seed heads and always have to pick them! Your photos of the butterflies are just stunning, as is that last photo. Suzy x

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  2. Love the photos of the Blue Butterflies saw my first one yesterday.As for Blogging it is a quiet time for everyone with the weather been so nice,we are all spending more time out side.

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  3. As usual your pictures are lovely and your garden is gorgeous - I admire so much. I would love some poppy seeds but I'm soooo ignorant I don't know if you mean for planting or eating!! I would love some for planting in my garden though, I'm on betsymakes@gmail.com (would rather send my address privately via email if that's ok?)

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    1. Hi, I'm not sure about eating them, I wouldn't want to get into trouble if it's the wrong variety :( They grow very easily, you can sprinkle them directly in the border or in seed trays. They will self seed prolifically if you let them! xx

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  4. Such beautiful butterflies ... great captures.

    I would love some seeds please Debbie, if you still have some to share. I've emailed you :)

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  5. Beautiful photos , I would love some poppy seeds please, I'll send you an email! :)
    Vx

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  6. Lovely to see so many bees and butterflies around now. I have been doing a bit of seed collecting myself, most of the poppies are over now so I have been yanking them out as they do a fairly efficient job of colonising the garden.

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  7. Gorgeous pics if you have any seeds left that you can spare I would gladly take them if so.let me know and I'll.email
    my address :-)

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    1. Yes, there's plenty to spare! xx

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    2. Can you let me know your address and I'll send you some.

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    5. Thanks for seeds they just arrived :-) xxxx

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  8. Yet again stunning photos that make me feel summery and happy! I'd love some seeds, but only if I could send you something in return! I'll send along an email...Chrissie x

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  9. Stunning butterfly photos - you must have a very steady hand and/or a very good lens to get such beautiful sharp pictures x

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  10. Beautiful photos and you are so lucky to have so many poppy heads. I love the way they can self seed and you find them all over the place with their colourful butterfly petals. Gorgeous shots of your butterflies too. Have a great week. xx

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  11. Wow, what beautiful photos!! The last flower is so gorgeous!! Have a lovely and crafty week! xo Heather

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  12. Simply beautiful pics - especially the pretty butterflies. I think summer is the time to just relax and go with the flow - enjoy your gorgeous garden and I'm sure that come autumn when the colours and the season starts changing, you'll feel more like blogging again :-)
    Have a happy week,
    Xx

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  13. You certainly take spectacular photos even if you are at a loss of something else to say. Thank you, they are beautiful!! You have a lovely garden and green house and Happy Anniversary!!

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  15. Gorgeous photos and I love love love the bowl of poppy seed heads! I'd love to have some of your seeds if you have any to spare. Can I email you my address?

    Eleanor xx

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    1. Hi Eleanor, yes let me know your address and I'll send you some. xx

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  16. Beautiful photos of the Common Blue butterfly and of the bees, too. I still have many red poppies flowering here (after they came out later this summer) but they seem much shorter than usual, for some reason.

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  17. What beautiful photos - the butterflies are exquisite!
    I would love some poppy seeds if you have any left!!

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  18. I often have difficulty to find subjects to blog about too. Especially in winter. So I know what you mean!

    The butterflies you have in your garden look beautiful! Wish we had them in ours, but unfortunately there seem to be few of them this year.

    Happy week,

    Madelief x

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  19. Stunning butterfly and bee shots! Those poppy seed heads are so pretty and the last pink bloom is wonderful!

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  20. Delightful photos! I love the poppy seeds in the glass bowl.

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  21. Wow! Beautiful photos!
    Greetings from RW & SK

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  22. Your photographs are beautiful - which camera do you use? Love love LOVE your faded scrappy quilts.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth. These ones were taken with my Nikon D70s and the 60mm macro lens. I love it for taking these type of close up pictures. I've had the camera for a few years and am very happy with it, though I expect there are better versions out there now. When I'm out I use my little Nikon Coolpix which is great for wider shots, though not so good for close ups and no control over the apperture, so best of both worlds really! :) Debbie

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  23. I have just found your lovely blog whilst blog hopping. May I be as bold to request some poppy seeds from you? I have some californian poppy seeds if you would like to swap?

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  24. I got my seeds today. Thank you so much! I can't wait to see them growing in my garden. x

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  25. What stunning photos, especially the first one of the blue butterfly.

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  26. You treat us so well with your amazing photos, you must have a gorgeous garden!

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