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Gardening

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Plant poppies now for spring

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Poppies are always one of the most popular seedlings. And it’s not hard to see why. They’re very pretty, they grow easily, and they make good cut flowers. Three well-known varieties of poppies are Shirley, ANZAC and peony. A lot of gardeners are fans of peony poppies. Their many fluffy layers of petals look striking – they’re a great alternative if you don’t get enough frosts to grow true peonies. Shirley poppies are also lovely

and have a very delicate look to them. But the red ANZAC poppies are particularly spectacular planted en masse. They make a very special sight in a garden. Oriental and Iceland poppies are also popular, so keep an eye out for them. When you’ve got your poppy plants look around the garden for a sunny, well-drained spot. Somewhere near the house is good if you get any wind as it will provide protection. Once you’re ready to plant,

simply dig a small hole and plant each seedling around 30cm apart. Next give them a water to help them get established. After that they shouldn’t require too much watering. If you do water them be careful not to overhead water as the pressure of the water might squash them. Your poppies will start to put on their pretty display of flowers in around six to eight weeks. Remember to remove the flower heads when they die (deadhead) to prolong their flowering.

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