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Poppy (Papaver rhoeas)

‘But pleasures are like poppies spread: You seize the flower, its bloom is shed.’ (from ‘Tam o’Shanter’ by Robert Burns). These bright scarlet wildflowers were once a familiar sight in cornfields throughout Scotland, but are now much less common due to modern farming methods. They flower briefly in summer and, as they are annuals, if you would like them the next year you must re-sow them. Up to 60cm tall.

Sowing: sow in early autumn or in spring. Scatter the seeds directly onto the surface of a fine-raked seed bed in a sunny, well-drained position where you would like  them to flower,  firming down well. Water well & keep young plants weeded.

1000+ seeds per packet.

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