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while collecting aquilegia seeds this morning, I realised just how many poppys we had this year, they are lovely but if I let them all self seed they will take over next I collected the seed and have about 4 or 5 teaspoons full ,I will use some myself but if any body would like some let me know and i will put them in the post, what I have left I will scatter under the hedge down the lane, the birds will eat them or they will grow then everybody can enjoy them. They look like a californian poppy and they are yellow and some are orange hugs all round vabascum

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Welcome to GoY, Verbascum. As someone who can't get poppy seeds to grow in my garden, it's probably best if I don't take up your offer. I must have scattered thousands around the garden but no luck. I like your idea of spreading them along the lane - a treat in store for everyone who passes.

Must admit I like your description of yourself in your profile - you could be describing me :)

Hope you enjoy GoY as much as I have.

11 Jul, 2011


Thank you Gee for your comments, Iam enjoying GOY and look forward to joining in with a lot more of the blogs and questions, it is so nice to spend time with people who enjoy the things you do thanks again

11 Jul, 2011


Ditto! I've had no luck with poppies at all!
nice if you spread them down the lane though. I love to see poppies and lupins etc on a boring motorway drive!

11 Jul, 2011


Thank you Pixi for your nice comment,any spare seed that i have,I spread around the countyside now, it may grow or it may not but it dosnt do any harm

11 Jul, 2011


Ah Ah, we have now discovered the secret poppy sower, so your to blame for all the poppies we have this year. I`ve commented to my OH that we seem to have more this year in fields and hedgerows than ever before and they make for such a wonderful sight. There have also been a lot more self-seeding ones arrived in our garden. So happy sowing Vabascum and welcome to goy.

11 Jul, 2011


Thank you for your comment stroller, and the welcome. it wasnt me that scatered in your garden honest, hubby dosnt let me out at night without an escort

11 Jul, 2011

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