Poppies as ground cover

August 7, 2010 § Leave a comment

We grew some stunning poppies this year, and noticed that whilst they only flower for short periods of time, the foliage which preceeds flowering makes excellent weed suppressing ground cover.

We planted them between rows of corn (or rather, put rows of corn seed between young poppy plants as the poppies were sown in early spring) and come July the poppy flowers looked delightful beneath the vigorous corn.

This year we grew Real Seed Catalogue’s Double Standard, Lark and Kite sweetcorn and the poppies were Flemish Antique and White Cloud.

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