Stories from the Edge of the North Kent Coast by Simon Moores.
There are some in the fields near Thanet Earth too - very pretty
I imagine the field is "set aside" and therefore has not had the usual dose of herbicide to kill off the poppies.
'Set aside' is not now in force, the reason for the resurgance of poppies is due to the ability of the seed to survive for years ubderground, being brought to the surface by ploughing for winter wheat and spring barley.The poppy is also very resistant to herbicides, although there are very few of these that are allowed to be used now.Ps I understand that the conservative party have sponsered the developement of a blue poppy, due for distribution next spring
If I'm not mistaken the field below is winter wheat and there are no poppies growing in it. The field with the poppies to the right of the farm may be growing oil seed rape. However the field with the most poppies in it looks like it is fallow. There are selective herbicides which kill dicot plants but not monocots like wheat, barley etc. Clearly this is what has been used in the wheat field.
Ken, is it posionous?
It's the last area controlled by Labour in Kent
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