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B3B3 Posts: 21,500

I know poppies are supposed to be easy to grow. I sow them, but never see them again.

What am I doing wrong?

In London. Keen but lazy.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,378

    sow them in the autumn, in the ground and leave them yo get on with it by themselves.

  • B3B3 Posts: 21,500

    It's the simple poppies that I never see. Californians - no problem.- oriental, I'm not keen on. I've seen the odd weedy one pop up in the crack between the house and the path just to annoy meimage

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,500

    I'll give it another go I suppose. Just one or two would be nice

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • a1154a1154 Sunny South Scotland Posts: 948

    Hi B3 do you mean the red flanders type of poppy? Or I have the really tall pink/purple/red ones, about a million of them last year. Well...several hundred then (i do exaggerate). I can send you seeds if you like them. I might have a pic if you arent sure. 

  • B3B3 Posts: 21,500

    That's very kind a1154.

    I don't mean the red onesI just like the idea of them popping up randomly about the garden. Pretty much every year I try a packet - usually the Shirley poppies - but not always- and look out for the little grey seedlings - Zilchimage

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,500

    I have a baking hot south-facing bed. I never thought of watering before I planted them. Maybe that's the answer. Thanks Aym

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,500

    I will Shirley thank youimage

    Last edited: 01 February 2017 10:02:05

    In London. Keen but lazy.
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