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3 Reasons to plant poppies this autumn

  1. Just a few trays of Iceland poppy seedlings will add colour to a dull corner of your garden.
  2. Poppies continue to bloom into late spring, ushering your garden from one colourful season and into the next!
  3. Poppies are a florist’s friend – if you love having a vase of fresh flowers in your home, you’ll love poppies. The more you pick them from your garden, the more they’ll flower.

Plant Iceland poppies in an area of your garden that gets full sun and has protection from strong autumn winds. Also ensure they are planted in fertile soil that drains well – add our good quality compost to increase the draining properties of your soils. For a beautiful effect, plant your poppies alongside spring bulbs and low growing annuals like pansies.