I bought 3 oriental poppy plants 2 years ago
It is only this year that I have one nice bud, but it dosen't look as though it is going to open. Should I give it a helping hand?
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You may be lacking phosphorus in the soil, which is necessary for blooming. Give the plants some phosphorus-rich fertilizer or add some bone meal to the soil around them and this should improve the flowering.