Poppies and swear words

The blue poppy in my garden is a Meconopsis Sheldonii aka Himalayan Blue Poppy. Two of the flowers have opened up today and they’re absolutely stunning.


Apparently this is a very sought-after plant and tricky to grow but it thrives here in the north-east of Scotland. It likes cool and damp summers just like me 🙂

Daniel has taken it upon himself to police swear words in our household. I confess that I swear quite a bit and now Daniel has started telling me off. Sometimes I don’t even realise I’m swearing until Daniel points it out. This morning he asked Ben whether “bloody hell” is a swear word. Ben said it is a bit. Then Daniel asked, “Is it worse than the word mummy says on the bike that starts with ‘sh’?”

The other day he asked Ben whether it was bad to say swear words in your head. Ben said no, then Daniel asked whether Santa knows what you’re thinking. The poor boy was worried he might not get any presents. The weird thing is that he never says any swear words. I’m the one who says them 🙂


12 responses to “Poppies and swear words”

  1. Enjoyed that. Thanks.

  2. He must be channelling you, or should that be the other way around? I love your blue poppy. I’ve always wanted those in the garden but never have tried to grow them. Too hot here for them at the moment (but am not complaining!)

    1. Thank you! I think it’s always best to grow for the climate and environment. In other words, choose plants that like the local conditions and then gardening is very easy.

  3. Oh boy now you’re in trouble

    1. I’m going to have to make an effort to watch my mouth 🙂

  4. From the mouths of babes?

  5. Perhaps Daniel has swear words in his head as part of his policing efforts. It’s one of the downsides of the job. Thanks for the laugh. 🙂

    1. Glad you enjoyed it. I’ll have to make an effort from now on not to swear so much. If you were cycling around Aberdeen you’d be swearing too.

  6. Very nice shot of a beautiful flower. 🙂

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