Our Poppy pictures.

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Owen, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    I have the same problem Owen. No growth where you want them particularly, but come up in the most strangest of places. At work we have just had our spring weed spraying program around our premises. We have orange coloured poppies growing all around our astro-pitch which survive this herbicidal battery each year, where all other weeds/plants perish.
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Empty paint tin and lid plus half gallon of unleaded,fuse
    make hole in lid
    thread Fuse

    bury the tin in your back garden 1 foot deep exposing fuse
    cover with earth
    light fuse

    after the debris has settled down scatter poppies seeds and next year you will reap the benefit
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  3. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target All life is precious

    Do Yellow Poppies count?
    They have spread all round the garden, they just appeared and spread year by year.
    Probably self set from bird droppings.
    A neighbour claims they came from his son who calls them Welsh Poppies.
    The Brigadier has moaned about them for years, she calls them weeds,
    as she does the bluebell "Dutch hyacinths" that invaded the garden at one time.
    The targets of her wrath are now the Sycamore seedlings.
    I quite like the poppies as they add a bit of colour early on in the garden.

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  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Yes the yellows all over the place
    Californian poppies
  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Jealous of the selfseeded Welsh poppies, as mentioned earlier in thread had no luck with those either.
    We do ok with Oriental & California poppies.
    I wish all the Papaver rhoeas seeds would germinate.

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  6. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Blooming during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations

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  7. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron


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  8. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery



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  9. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    Finally the rabbit hasn't devoured my poppies this year.
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  10. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Welsh poppy outside the Welsh cottage we stayed in last week.

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  11. Quarterfinal

    Quarterfinal Well-Known Member

    A Royal Canadian Legion poppy:

    I usually try and have a few, to place at Canadian graves or memorials.

    When worn - and irrespective of risk assessments - the pin really does seem to keep the poppy attached to the wearer better than the plastic stemmed design.

    And not forgetting, John McCrae was a Canadian.
  12. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Saw this in a Gallery window in Burford, Oxfordshire today.

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