Meconopsis Grandis – Himalayan Poppy

The above blue poppy flower was taken at Inverewe Gardens in the highlands of Scotland. The garden is amongst the finest in Europe, and is one of the best-known and most visited gardens in Scotland. It is set on the slopes of a peninsula of Torridonian sandstone jutting out into Loch Ewe. Those who really study the above photo will notice that there should be two flower heads and one has clearly been cut or pulled off, as you can see the top of the stem. I promise it was NOT me who did this. I hadn’t noticed until I got home and started post processing the image. It is an important flower because it is very difficult to grow in the UK, but due the gardens unique microclimate the gardeners are able to grow various tropical flowers.

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