A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds


Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Corn Poppies

Corn poppy seeds can remain viable for 100years so poppies soon spring up whenever the soil is disturbed. Swaithes appear in crops wherever the sprayer has missed and there is no need to plant them in the garden as they just self seed.Each flower produces around 1000 seeds some of which germinate immediately and others remain dormant for years.

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