Well, the Nisparo bearing fruit for the first time was enough cause for celebration, but we have had another first in our garden.
One of the flower heads outside our lounge window
Although they have never been a problem to grow in anyone elses garden, success with the simple but beautiful Himalayan Poppy, Meconopsis betonicifolia, has for some reason or another always eluded us. We have tried everything, but they have never lasted more than a few months, and certainly never flowered. We bought some more last spring, never being ones to give up, and they not only survived the summer and winter, but the flowerless clumps matured, and slowly grew in size.
We are now the proud parents of several clusters of two feet high blue poppies.
I think champagne is called for!