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Poppies

Poppy_field_mwide_jekPoppies, usually seen in full flower in July, have appeared following a ploughing earlier this year of land owned by the farmer and conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner.  Many people have been stopping to take photographs of this unusual site at the time of year (October 2009).

Customers in Tisbury, Wiltshire, sowed our Wild Flower Meadow Mix and Cornfield Annuals seed in early April and have been thrilled with the results in July (see picture below).

The flowers you see are the annual ones which give tremendous colour in the first year whilst the perennial wild flower meadow species germinate and will take over next year.

Cornfield_annuals_D_C_2_lNow it is necessary to take a cut – and remove the cuttings – to give space and light for the emerging perennial seedlings.

Cornfield Annuals seed can be sown in Autumn or Spring and will flower the following June/July.

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