But the question remains-For two years in a row the poppy reserve has had fewer poppies than less regulated local hillsides on private land. Why would that happen?
You can see there are precious few poppies to be seen yet. But the plants are abundant, the drought is over, so we may well have a huge poppy season ahead of us anyway. The state flowers are late this year and given the extended winter conditions who can blame them? The sun is strong but the air still cold.