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23/02/2014 at 19:28

I once grew poppies (just ordinary Papaver rhoeas) in a huge tub on the patio and they were stunning but brief, can I sow successively to make a longer show? and can I start now?

23/02/2014 at 19:40

They are pretty brief aren't they. You can start when you like, they're totally hardy

23/02/2014 at 19:55

Thanks Nut, is it worth successive sowing or will they all flower at the same time anyway?

23/02/2014 at 20:05

I don't know how long they take to germinate Ashleigh, mine just self seed and appear when they're ready. I'd sow them direct, rather than in trays for transplant

23/02/2014 at 20:35

I'm going to sow poppies in the top corner of my new border, where I have just moved a 'Broom' to, I have loads of packets so am just going to scatter them and see what happens

I don't know if you have got this month's GW mag yet Ashleigh, but there is an article on poppies in that, don't know how good it is as my copy hasn't arrived yet....boo

23/02/2014 at 22:47

Are you sowing a mixture of varieties Tracey?

23/02/2014 at 23:15

Basic answer. YES.  Remember. Scatter te seed,  If you think so, then gently rake over the area.  Poppy seed does not require drill sowing.

23/02/2014 at 23:30

Yes I am Ashleigh, I don't know what varieties off hand as my seeds aren't handy but can tell you tomorrow. I have about 6 packets of seeds, all free and some out of date so nothing at all to lose.  I also bought 3 Papaver Harlem when on offer in the mag and they are already planted in another border and coming along nicely 

23/02/2014 at 23:34

They will look gorgeous, remember to take photo's.

23/02/2014 at 23:40

Oh I will Ashleigh,  take pics of everything  Night x

24/02/2014 at 07:26

There is a free pack of poppy seeds inside the mag Tracey 

24/02/2014 at 08:23

My mag had better come today or someone is going to be in trouble!!!!   I love poppies, they are so pretty

24/02/2014 at 08:28

Tracey, I got mine last Monday perhaps you should check it hasn't got lost in the post. 

24/02/2014 at 08:30

I'm phoning them at 9, I did try on Saturday but they don't work weekends 

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