Sign up with your email address to be the first to know about new products, VIP offers, blog features & more.

Tag Archives berberis

POPPIES

Though we are not quite half way through November

four poppies are blooming in the front garden.

Papaver orientale: voluptuous,

shell-pink; stamens a dark heliotrope;

a cultivar by Cedric Morris, artist

and plantsman, who searched Suffolk’s hedgerows and fields

for common poppies with softer colours –

that simple weed the usual scoundrels

have made a shibboleth of belonging.

 

A night of wind and rain has downed all but one

in the narrow border, where sedum,

share