Late summer/early autumn is the perfect time to sow poppies, including these fancy hybrids, Papaver somniferum ‘Rose Feathers’ (top) and ‘Swansdown’. These posh poppies produce fluffy balls on stems up to 90cm high – great for mass planting and picking for indoors. They’re frost-hardy, so you can sow them directly where you want them to grow. Keep seed moist until germination, then water with a fine spray until established. Available from Egmont Seeds.
Plant now: Poppies
February 20, 2011 by 6 Comments