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Derbyshire, United Kingdom Gb

I have a Garden Gnome poppy which is just coming into flower. Am I right in thinking (with a little help from Google) that if I leave the stems after the petals have dropped they will swell and dry. Then I can get the seeds out and plant them for next year? Thanks, Emma.

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That is correct, Emma. They may not be exactly the same colour but htey should grow OK. They might take a couple of years to flower, though.
After you have collected the seeds you could use the dry seed heads as part of an autumn flower decoration.

14 Aug, 2009


Or just leave them to drop naturally and grow where they fall :-)

14 Aug, 2009


Thanks to both of you for your replies, the following flowers are more orange/yellow in colour, they look lovely :)

19 Aug, 2009

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