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I also have put in some balloon flowers, but they havent blossomed yet. I guess im a fan of nodding ones. Like snowdrops, but you cant get them here as it doesnt snow.

Ive recently discovered hellebores (christmas or lenten rose) and bonus, they dont have thorns, although their leaves are a bit jaggedy.
Hydrangea is also a beautiful posy of a flower..that changes colours.
 
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Lovely, I had such a poppy in my garden this spring!
They are very common where I am (Norfolk, UK). Fields get ploughed up, they spray the fields with stuff but the poppies can still come back. There quite a few growing on the edge of the field by our veg plot.

We also have another poppy native to the UK growing around our garden. I think my mother planted this one to start with but it's set itself in a few places. That one is the Welsh Poppy:

 
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Gorgeous pics!

I now have iceland poppies in my garden, bought some potted colour the other week. Also, violets.

I have sown some poppies as well, they meant to be flanders ones on anzac day. Except not really sure if they germinated cos it just looks like weedy rosettes to me, no flowers yet...
 
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I have sown some poppies as well, they meant to be flanders ones on anzac day.
The Flanders Poppy should be the same one as I'm calling the Corn Poppy. Common names do vary and the same names can refer to different plants... but that (Papaver rhoeas) is the one that grew in Flanders.
 
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@boltardy : I so love your picture of the Welsh Poppy!

I planted two red poppies in my front garden about 3-4 years ago, but only one ever blooms. I was told they do reseed themselves very well, but I have not seen more than this one come up and bloom with only one single flower. It is so beautiful, but such a fleeting enjoyment!
 
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I planted two red poppies in my front garden about 3-4 years ago, but only one ever blooms. I was told they do reseed themselves very well
Perhaps someone in your area might be able to advise why yours might be struggling. My own UK experience at is that they do reseed themselves very well - almost too well - your problem more likely would be they are popping up in places you don't want them. Another thing with these is the seeds can lie dormant for years.