Last year the poppies were looking really beautiful and then the winds came! We're pretty exposed to wind here sweeping down off the north Shropshire plain and, as the garden is still in its infancy, the shrubs and trees we have planted are just beginning to provide some shelter. So our lovely poppies were swept over. They still managed to bloom but had to be cut back before they finished flowering as they fell over on to the grass paths.
|June 2010 - damaged by the winds|
|May 2011 - well supported|