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level will rejuvenate it and, though it seems brutal, will allow the plant a fresh start. Once again there will be neat rosettes and, with luck,a few more flowers in late summer. More on growing ornamental poppiesMake a nettle feed in a container
Beech leaves are among the slowest deciduous foliage to break down, making them perfect for Christmas decorations. Combine them with elegant poppy seed heads and spray with silver paint to show off their intricate structure and add sparkle to your
Taking root cuttings couldn't be easier and it's the ideal way to increase your stock of perennials, such as phlox, rhus, mint, Japanese anemones and Primula denticulata (see picture). Take cuttings now and you'll be potting up new plants in spring. Garden fork Sharp knifeLarge p...
they're about 4cm tall and again at 8cm, so that they're spaced about 15cm apart.AdamTo get the best possible display of poppies, keep plants well watered until they are established.Advice on growing flowersPlant profile of California poppyGrowing
and water well.Wait until new shoots have emerged and formed new roots, before potting up singly.More on growing poppiesCarol Klein's favourite oriental poppies Plant search results for poppies
and elegance of 'Karine' is unmatched. Its colour fits with almost anything, but is particularly good with bronze fennel foliage. Height 70cm.Papaver 'Karine'As straightforward a poppy as you could wish for. Easy to grow, its pink flowers form the classic poppy