Plant A Poppy Day.

#1
I saw this over on Faceache and thought it a good idea.

Next year, 2014 is the Commemoration of the outbreak of WWI and I just thought to myself, what a good idea if everyone bought a packet of Flanders Poppy Seeds and scattered them in random places, (using common sense, of course!) ie: hedgerows, traffic roundabouts, empty back garden borders, planters etc. (Not somewhere that is mown or tended to regularly by the Commissioners or local councils, for example as the poppies will not have a chance to flourish.) A good place to buy these form would be the Royal British Legion Website. Then, this time next year, when they all flower, we would all be looking at Poppy's - the symbol of rememberance - of the 37 Million dead and wounded who fell during the 1914-1918 War.
'Like' this post but more importantly, 'SHARE' and add as many friends to this group as possible as I believe it should go Global.
Let's use the power of social media to try and get the whole planet involved in 'Plant A Poppy Day
Poppy Seed linky
 
#2
I saw this over on Faceache and thought it a good idea.
looking at Poppy's - the symbol of rememberance
I saw this on Arrse and thought it wasn't. Please ask the illiterate instigator to stick to tying scabby garage flowers to crash-damaged lamp-posts in rememberance of Our Kev or Duwayne. This country has far too much cheap, mawkish, faux-grief whoring already.
 
#3
I saw this on Arrse and thought it wasn't. Please ask the illiterate instigator to stick to tying scabby garage flowers to crash-damaged lamp-posts in rememberance of Our Kev or Duwayne. This country has far too much cheap, mawkish, faux-grief whoring already.
Each to their own but as most here will donate to the RBL once a year and I see nothing mawkish about making a very small, local and anonymous mark of remembrance on the 100th anniversary of the slaughter that was WW1.
If you happen to live in some cesspit that is all tarmac and Tracys' and the only growing is herbal in a an attic then can I recommend you move to a "less-pikey area."
 
#4
If you plant enough of them, I understand that you can make quite a lot of money.


Do RBL accept donations in opium form?
 
#5
Each to their own but as most here will donate to the RBL once a year and I see nothing mawkish about making a very small, local and anonymous mark of remembrance on the 100th anniversary of the slaughter that was WW1.
You've convinced me. I'll but some poppy seeds and make some Remembrance Rolls, how's that?

If you happen to live in some cesspit that is all tarmac and Tracys' and the only growing is herbal in a an attic then can I recommend you move to a "less-pikey area."
Again, I'm persuaded to move on the strength of your post alone. Only I'll have to wait until next year to find an area that isn't covered with all the weeds sown this year.
 
#7
You've convinced me. I'll but some poppy seeds and make some Remembrance Rolls, how's that?
Seems like a plan, try not to let your tears get into the dough, they won't rise as well.



Again, I'm persuaded to move on the strength of your post alone. Only I'll have to wait until next year to find an area that isn't covered with all the weeds sown this year.
Next year would be fine, planting in late spring should give a nice late crop. Need any manure or will this do?
 
#9
So if lots of people planted poppy seeds and they grew quite well, wouldn't they become a bit of a nuisance?
Wild flowers a nuisance? <shrug>
 
#11
I saw this over on Faceache and thought it a good idea.



Poppy Seed linky
Whilst we're on the subject - the RBL don't actually appear to sell poppy seeds, and your link is to a commercial seller.


Why not just donate the quid to the poppy appeal and simply be satisfied that you've managed to help a good cause without having to create a spectacle?
 
#13
Whilst we're on the subject - the RBL don't actually appear to sell poppy seeds, and your link is to a commercial seller.


Why not just donate the quid to the poppy appeal and simply be satisfied that you've managed to help a good cause without having to create a spectacle?
Of course it's a link to a commercial seller. Other commercial sellers are available.

Thank you for your suggestion do you think that option is not followed annually?
It's a centenary hence my suggestion.
You and others are free to as you wish.
 

jarrod248

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#15
What, like this you mean?

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Yeah, can you imagine if everywhere looked like that? Sorry no sprouts with your Christmas dinner but we can offer you some poppy flowers harvested and frozen earlier in the year.
What damage would it do to other wild flowers if loads of people started chucking poppy seeds everywhere?
 
#16
None at all. Wild poppies will only grow well on disturbed soil that's very poor quality. That's why they thrived on the fields of France and Flanders. And it's also why you see them on old derelict building sites.
If they're planted all over the place it's likely that they will grow for a few years and fade away because they grow well on areas that other plants struggle on. If the soil is good the other plants will drown out the poppies. They are native to this country and they're not viewed as an problem plant here for this reason.

Ooh, hark at me, a proper Percy Thrower...
 
#18
Some toilet I'm working with has apparently spunked kilos of seed into his local field at an inordinate cost to himself. WHY I asked him!!
 
#19
From one packet of wild corn poppy seeds about 5 years ago I now have the equivalent of about 10 packets. Our kids like these flowers which is why we grow them, and they do produce a lot of seed relatively easily. I might just scatter a few packets worth in the local roadside verges to see if anything comes up. Wouldn't waste good money on doing this though. It's a nice sentiment, but unlikely to work too well.

Ooops, it's the NAAFI!
What a set of stupid cunts, wasting good beer money on fucking flowers. Wankers!
 

jarrod248

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Gallery Guru
#20
None at all. Wild poppies will only grow well on disturbed soil that's very poor quality. That's why they thrived on the fields of France and Flanders. And it's also why you see them on old derelict building sites.
If they're planted all over the place it's likely that they will grow for a few years and fade away because they grow well on areas that other plants struggle on. If the soil is good the other plants will drown out the poppies. They are native to this country and they're not viewed as an problem plant here for this reason.

Ooh, hark at me, a proper Percy Thrower...
Hmm but if every Chav in the country along with the EDL and BNP are chucking them about, who knows?
 

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