Poppy seeds

(7 Posts)
Annie456 Tue 05-Feb-13 22:55:38

Fab, will wait a little while then. Thanks!

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Tue 05-Feb-13 11:39:58

May I just say, OTBWAWW, how much I love your MN name?

Spread them out well, and put them on poor earth - they don't like being treated well!

My mum had some seedlings, she nurtured, fed and watered them, and got a grand total of two flowers.

She gave me some, I fecked them into a crappy bit of the flowerbed, ignored them, and got a huge display which has self seeded for the last two years.

She's envy !

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Tue 05-Feb-13 11:04:55

Are they annual poppies or perennials? If annuals (which is more likely) then, yes, chuck them onto the earth later in the spring.

CuttedUpPear Tue 05-Feb-13 00:44:41

Chuck them onto finely raked ground in April/May.

Aquelven Mon 04-Feb-13 18:09:25

I would wait a bit, till the soil starts to warm up a bit.
Poppies are hardy but nothing will germinate in this wet cold.

Annie456 Sat 02-Feb-13 21:59:31

Hi folks,
DH bought me a packet of RHS poppy seeds for my birthday last year (he bought me other things too - ha ha!) Anyway, there are absolutely no instructions as to WHEN to plant them so I wondered if there were any poppy experts here?! I don't live in the uk at the mo and only come back once a month so need to make sure I don't miss my window! smile

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