• Alison Murray

Things to do in the garden during lockdown day 97: go wild for poppies


You can't beat a good corn field full of poppies. It is also amazing what else is out there in the countryside that has seeded from cultivated plants.


These Papaver rhoeas are at the edge of a field in Horningsea that has obviously been sprayed with herbicide. It is wonderful to see then thriving on the margins.

Even more astonishing are some Papaver somniferum growing on a mound of soil only a few metres away. They are absolutely heaving with pollinators! Fingers crossed they self seed and multiply next year.


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