Change To Seed Orders
We have temporarily
suspended selling seeds for the next few months. This includes individual
Seed Packets, Seed Collections and Meadow Mixes. If you would like to
purchase our wild flower seeds you can still purchase them from www.wildgardenseeds.co.uk.
If you click the link below it will take you to their website (in a new
window) and you will be able to buy all of the seeds we have been stocking
with free delivery
Names: Common Poppy, Corn Rose
, Remembrance Poppy
Notes: In common with other cornfield annuals, field
poppies can be encouraged to return each year by allowing the seed
to fall before cutting back the dead plants. It thrives in disturbed ground, so re-cultivate the ground the following
spring. The association of poppies and cornfields is very ancient: the Roman
Goddess of corn, Ceres, was depicted wearing a wreath of poppies.
Distribution: Native of cornfields which was once very
Britain , but less so nowadays due to modern farming methods.
Habitat: Wide variety of soil types including poor soils
and alkaline soils. It thrives in sunny situations.
Description: Native annual of cornfields which was once common
but is now becoming rare due to modern agricultural methods.
It is of medium height with bright scarlet red flowers from May to
October. Although each flower only lasts for one day, a vigorous
plant can produce over 400 flowers during the summer.
Wildlife: It is a good plant for attracting wildlife to
Uses: Traditionally it
was used as a remedy for a number of ailments including aches and pains
and gout. A syrup produced from the petals was used to encourage
infants to sleep.
In more recent times, it has become the symbol of Remembrance Day.
Due to the extent of ground disturbance, it
was the flower which bloomed in between the trench lines and no man's
land on the Western front in Flanders
after battles of the First World War (1914-18).
Instructions for Seeds:
Sow seed in situ in early spring. Alternatively, a sowing in
situ during autumn will produce larger and earlier-flowering plants.
The seed can also be sown in March in the greenhouse. Prick seedlings
out into pots & plant out in May.
plants and seeds are of native British origin.