Wednesday, 11 May 2011

bee friendly Welsh poppies

I forgot to place Welsh poppies on my list of annual plants that are good for bees.

We collected seed from Newstead Abbey (Lord Byron's home) when our children were young and they self seeded across our former garden.

When we moved plants to the allotment, we took seeds in the soil and now find that poppies are flowering there.

Always a favourite, here it is flowering among chives.

Postscript: as if to emphasise the point about poppies' use for bees, Linda talks about their black pollen.

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