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On 17 Jul 2014 at 10:56pm Carol wrote:
Any suggestions for places to go where we can see poppies, and easy to get to with a toddler? Thanks
On 17 Jul 2014 at 11:14pm Mr Mellifluous wrote:
On 18 Jul 2014 at 12:36am Henry wrote:
There always used to be loads of poppies in the fields on the left as you drive to Ditchling beacon from Hollingbury
On 18 Jul 2014 at 4:47am lewes born and bred wrote:
LDC were supposed to be putting poppy areas in the town.....one under the trees that surround Waitrose, one opposite the exit at Waitrose, one at the top of Landport and probably a couple of others.
They've been a complete disaster. The only one ive seen with anything resembling poppies is opposite the ramp exit out of Waitrose.
As for the rest, waste of money
On 18 Jul 2014 at 7:24am Sussex Jim wrote:
Just outside Lewes on the Brighton road. The field on the right,before the roundabout, is often full of them.
On 18 Jul 2014 at 9:48am bastian wrote:
I have seen the poppy beds in Brighton and they are amazing, but LDC didn't water the areas they sowed with poppies, so they didn't come up, also aren't you supposed to sow them then rotavate the ground?
However, for natural ones, that fieeld mentioned above is usually full of them.
On 18 Jul 2014 at 10:22am lewes born and bred wrote:
The poppy areas in lewes mentioned were rotorvated prior to sowing, the areas do not need watering once sown but rely on the rain, however minimal, to germinate.
The biggest problem, especially the one by Waitrose, is that they are in deep shade.
The field mentioned was full of bright blue flax this year.
Go to Preston Park in Brighton if you want to see a good display of wild flowers and poppies
On 18 Jul 2014 at 12:38pm stevied wrote:
Ahhh... so that explains why several patches of grass (by The Gallops and Meridian Road for example) were rotovated for what appeared to be no reason. Ah well, I'm sure that the grass will grow back...
On 18 Jul 2014 at 5:05pm drone wrote:
Housedean Farm, Falmer
On 18 Jul 2014 at 5:32pm Crone wrote:
My back garden by the privy.
On 18 Jul 2014 at 6:53pm bastian wrote:
The reason poppies came up at Flanders was because of the shelling, they can lay dormant for thousands of years and only grow once the ground is disturbed, hence why I said rotavate after sowing (disturb the ground). Shade is no goos at all.
On 18 Jul 2014 at 9:11pm Historian wrote:
Catch the poppies by Waitrose, once they've built their new store and moved away then ? In 2025
On 20 Jul 2014 at 12:02pm bastian wrote:
Up date, they are blooming oposite waitrose turning at last, just needed some rain- that is water LDC.
On 20 Jul 2014 at 5:44pm Matthew 5 v.45 wrote:
I rest my case -I rest everything cuz it`s the Sabbath.

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