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do poppy's affect the soil condition



No I've never noticed they do - they seem very shallow rooted when I've pulled any plants up - only thing to watch out for is once you've got them and they go to seed you'll see loads more come up the following year!!!

20 Apr, 2010



20 Apr, 2010


They prefer recently disturbed soil. That's why they grow in fields and where the council have recently dug up the verges!

20 Apr, 2010


They were the first plants to grow after the war, not THAT IM that old to remember

20 Apr, 2010


I believe Poppies like Poor Soil 2 grow in Rayleigh :)

20 Apr, 2010


during the great war the artillery & horses churned the soil up so much in the Flanders Fields that after every major sortie seeds were brought to the surface and given the light they need to germinate. as they flower in 6 weeks and set seed they regularly bloomed.

They will take some nutrients from the soil but that is replaced as the plant decomoses back to the soil. I love my poppies too.

20 Apr, 2010


Should have no affect at all ~ if their papaver then jst look foward to glorious blooms year after year. ;)

21 Apr, 2010

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