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Re: HLooking for ideas to brighten up a very dull area of my garden

Message from Patricia Jones

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Fill several large pots with soil, for this year sow annual flower seed, ones that are butterfly and Bee friendly. In the late autumn when the flowers have finished, plant spring bulbs. Some seeds you might try that will flower this year (If planted by mid April) are Marigolds, Eschscholzia californica ,Nigella damascena ,Papaver rhoeas , Cosmos bipinnatus , Nicotiana alata .
I hope this is a quick solution for you, don't forget to give a good drink of water once a week or daily should we get a hot summer.
Patricia

  • Posted: Thu. 22nd March 2012 23:18

Papaver rhoeas

Comment from Miriam Mesa-Villalba

In forum: Papaver rhoeas

Common poppy has no nectar but the flowers provide pollen for bees. Beetles feed in the seed capsules and some species may overwinter here when the capsules are empty: a good reason for leaving them when the flowers are over.

  • Posted: Sat. 20th June 2009 19:45

Papaver rhoeas

Comment from Miriam Mesa-Villalba

In forum: Papaver rhoeas

This is a plant of disturbed ground and crop fields that have not been treated with weedkiller, hence its carpeting of battlefields during and after the First World War. Common poppy has no nectar but the flowers provide pollen for bees. Beetles feed in the seed capsules and some species may overwinter here when the capsules are empty: a good reason for leaving them when the flowers are over.

  • Posted: Thu. 14th May 2009 16:14