Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Ornamental Poppies North Fife

Poppies, there are hundreds of kinds, short lived flowers but worth having them around in the garden.

The next day  15 hours later, all was revealed. Once you have them in a garden they do indeed pop up for years, the seeds capable of germinating after decades of dormancy. The trigger is light, disturb the soil and Hey Presto, as in the 1st world war, the killing fields cratered and blasted by shell fire blossomed in profusion with field poppies. Now an icon for remembrance day.

Poppies are used in cooking, the seeds in bread for example and many other uses. The poppies main use is in medicine. A panacea for many ailments.

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