It looks like it's going to be a banner year for poppies here at Mucky Boots. The San Pellegrino poppies (so named by me because they're the exact colour of San Pellegrino Aranciata, one of the most refreshing drinks known to humankind) have been blooming up a storm for about a month now, in their simple, modest way. But this week they were joined by their slightly-more-flamboyant orange cousins. . .
. . . and the first of the jaw-droppingly gorgeous, dinner-plate-sized Oriental poppies.
Look at all the future blooms on this one plant - and there are scores more all over the property. We're in for a show!