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I have some poppies growing in a 30cm container, they are still flowering, but the leaves are turning brown and papery, having holes in them, but the stems are still firm, why is this happening to them, have they a disease or just natural die back



What kind of poppies are they?

31 Jul, 2013


Shirley poppies single about 4ft high

1 Aug, 2013


The holes will probably be some sort of small bug eating the leaves. They may well be coming to the end of their season now so just enjoy them while you can, and remember to save some seed for next year!

3 Aug, 2013


Thanks Steragram, very helpful, I tend to over estimate how long they last, will be letting them go to seed now and gather in for next year, cheers

4 Aug, 2013

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