Posts Tagged ‘wildflowers’

Poppies

Poppies are some of the most beautiful flowers, and are useful for filling empty beds on an allotment. However, be careful, as many varieties are poisonous. Check they are safe around any children or pets you may have, and ensure that you are safe while around them.

Poppies can be sown around April, although it varies depending on the variety. They usually need half to full sun, and well drained soil.

Poppies are often invasive, as they have many seeds which grow easily. In order to combat this, it is a good idea to pull up their seedlings when they start to grow, or to dead head them when the flowers start to fade.

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Wildflowers

A good idea for an empty space on an allotment is to plant some wildflowers. They are available as mixed seed packets and are often planted between March and May.

Many wildflowers are annuals, but they will set seed, so may grow back the next year. For this reason, they may be invasive, so watch out for when they begin to spread.

Make sure you are careful around wildflowers as they may be poisonous. Check they are safe around any pets or children you may have.