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Himalayan Poppy

Himalayan Poppy by Nigel Burkitt

Image details - Himalayan Poppy

Photographer: Nigel Burkitt (see profile)
Competition: Competition 7
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Location: Surrey, England, United Kingdom

Description

Red poppies are a familiar and much loved sight and I look forward to seeing them appear in early summer but I never fail to get really excited when I come across the Himalayan blue poppy, sadly only in a garden environment in the part of the world where I live. I can only dream of the joy of finding them growing wild in their natural habitat. They have a reputation of being difficult to grow in southeast England but fortunately a garden near to my home have had much success. Mecanopsis can come in several colours but I loved the intense steely blue petals of this variety, flushed with pink.

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