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bluefox23

Developing my knowledge all the time. I love growing plants: barely any space on my windowsills, nor on my patio as it's full of pots. #renting.

Papaver rhoeas 'Shirley Mixed' (Mix)

  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2018
  • Like Count 18
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bluefox23

Cataloguing seeds sown yesterday 24/09/18 second batch after first lot failed. #poppy #shirleypoppy

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ublaszko

Did they germinate in the end?

3w
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bluefox23

No @ublaszko 😔 think the seeds are too old but have a few left so probably have one last go!

3w
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ublaszko

I just bought some of these Shirley poppy seeds. Poppies need disturbed soil to germinate in order to expose them to light. I just rake over the area after I sow the seeds and I had hundreds of opium poppy seedlings last year 😁😁

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bluefox23

Yeah they probably didn’t like being grown in my greenhouse in trays! Might just throw the last few seeds I’ve got into the ‘wasteland’ part of my border down the side of the house that I want to improve (with little effort!) 😊 @ublaszko

3w
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ublaszko

They definitely didn't like the greenhouse. Poppies need cold to germinate ☺ They also don't like to be transplanted so best to sow them direct 😆👍

3w
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bluefox23

Seeds planted in beds by compost bin and peony 26/03/19

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bluefox23

Sown again in bed by compost bin 03/05/20

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