Saving Poppy seeds

As the snow has finally gone and the temperature is heading up into double figures we’ve been taking the opportunity to get back out into the garden and get it ready for the new growing season. As part of that tidying up we started weeding some of the more overgrown areas of the garden and found the heads of the beautiful pale-pink poppies that had self-seeded in the summer. They were looking a bit ragged but rattled slightly as they moved, suggesting they might still have some seeds inside.

My daughter and I carefully shook them out and here’s the result – hundreds of seeds! I’m hoping they’ll germinate ok and that next summer we’ll have patches of beautiful poppies all over the garden.


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