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Poppies, 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).
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.
Now 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.Continue reading →