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Filtering by Tag: remembrance day

Sprinkle poppies in Bramham to mark The Centenary

Alison Mackie


“The old contemptibles” website about a wonderful poppy pledge idea to mark the centenary of the great war…

One small but very easy way you can play a part in the upcoming Centenary of the Great War is by taking the Poppy Pledge. It is very simple: all you have to do is sprinkle some poppy seeds. If every one takes one or two packets of seeds and sprinkles them anywhere. Your local park, outside the front of your house, in your garden, at school, at work, anywhere they can be seen. As a reminder of all the servicemen and women who lost their lives in the Great War and all conflicts since. It is an act that will serve as your personal act of remembrance and will serve as a permanent reminder that we have not and will not forget the sacrifices of our servicemen and women.

With the impending centenary that is just over a year away much is being organised to mark the 100 year anniversary of the outbreak of World War One. No matter what events are organised and no matter how grand or expensive these events may be, nothing will ever eclipse or better the ultimate symbol of remembrance. 

How do I know what poppy seeds to plant?

Papaver rhoeas - Red Field Poppy Corn Poppy, Field Poppy, Flanders Poppy, or Red Poppy Single red flowers - the common field poppy. Once a common sight in cornfields, this brilliant red field poppy is perfect for a sunny wildflower garden or meadow, where it will self-seed freely. The four petals are vivid red, most commonly with a black spot at their base. It is a variable annual plant that can germinate when the soil is disturbed. The corn poppy has become associated with wartime remembrance in the 20th century, especially during Remembrance day.

To read more follow this link

To buy a packet of seeds click here

Alison Mackie