Of course, gardening is all about the removal of weeds and the incorporation of plants that we love into beautifully laid out garden schemes. However, perhaps its best to leave little established seedlings and give them a chance sometimes?
Using Papaver somniferum poppies in this way can be fantastic, and you’ll soon discover just how hardy these beautiful specimens can be. Growing seeds where you’ve carefully planted and nourished them is a very rewarding experience, but there can also be a rewarding surprise in finding a little self sown plant forging its own way in the world. You don’t quite know how it got there, how it will grow, what color it will be, and there is something extraordinarily special in that.
So, next time you’re gardening and find a few Papaver somniferum seeds which have germinated themselves in interesting places, don’t weed them out, let them grow. Especially in a non-formal garden this can be a great way of discovering surprises in even the most well managed to gardens. And whether you just leave a couple of plants or dozens, they’ll quickly thank you for your kindness.
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