The Meconopsis Group

Past reports

Since The Meconopsis Group was founded in 1999, reports of all meetings have been kept. The accumulated archive is a fantastic resource. There are notices of meetings, seed lists, business papers, etc., but the real treasure trove is the collection of reports of all the talks that have been given at the meetings.

These reports are summaries, the more recent ones including some photographs. For the full presentations, you will have to come to the meetings! To give you a taste of what is in the archive, here are links to three reports.

To see all the archive documents, you need to be a member of the Group. You will then be able to log in, and then see the list of well over 400 documents. You can sort and search the list to find what interests you. Or just browse it, and discover something new.

If you are already logged in you can go directly to the Archive document list. Otherwise the link will take you to the Membership page, where you will be able to log in if you are a member, and if not you can can join The Meconopsis Group there.

In October 2018 Alan Oatway talked to us about Exploring Chinese Meconopsis. Three expeditions, not just Meconopsis, and lots of fascinating insights.

A year earlier Jim Jermyn had shown us Meconopsis at Branklyn Garden, where there is a fine collection of Meconopsis, particularly big blue poppy cultivars, and a lot of other plants.

A predecessor of Jim at Branklyn, David Tattersfield, had talked to us at our first meeting, in 1998. His topic, Meconopsis grandis GS600 Does Not Exist, dealt with the question of the wonderful plants, raised from seed collected by George Sherriff. There a lots of different contenders to be this iconic plants, but they are mainly sterile. More than 20 years later, we are still not sure which can truly claim this title. It is great to be able to see what was known then.