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IvyhouseIvyhouse Posts: 111

I know it's been mild but I found this in the garden at the weekend. A poppy head, left for decoration, has sprouted hundreds of seedlings.






  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,421

    I've heard of that happening but never seen it before. There are a lot of babies there.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Lovely photo!  It can happen if the inside gets wet (eg because of heavy rain.)  Found another image online:


    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Impressed, never seen that happen before. Are you going to do something with them?

  • Wow that looks fab 

  • Never seen this before, very similar to leeks producing 'grass'

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,583

    I think its this weird weather. wet and mild. I have teasels doing the same thing.  The sweet peas were germinating in the pods. I planted them and now they are 2 inch high.

  • IvyhouseIvyhouse Posts: 111

    It's actually gone in the green bin. I assumed that they wouldn't transplant at this time of the year and I still have half a packet of seeds left which I will start off in February. It was supposed to be black but was in fact deep purple.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,421

    I suspect some will have dropped to the ground and will perform for you next year.


    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • I can remember on the farm, in some very wet years,fields with the ears of wheat germinating on the stalk - a crop and a whole year's work ruined image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • How strange, I've never heard of this happening before.

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