Fields Of Remembrance
part of Ribbon Of Poppies
Ribbon Of Poppies is part of The Veterans Charity and was created as a lasting tribute to those who have lost their lives as a result of warfare. The 'ribbon' stretches across the world with people from as far afield as Australia getting involved by creating their own 'Ribbon'.
As part of Poppy Express, we are inviting people to add to the Ribbon Of Poppies, creating Fields Of Remembrance by utilising unused open spaces or garden areas (with permission) to plant Poppy seeds which will provide poignant tributes year after year.
For smaller spaces, make use of a planter or pots to create your own living memorial.
Sow between March and October. For a longer display of Poppies, sow over a few months (eg - alternating weeks). Scatter seeds onto the surface of soil taking care not to sow deeper than the size of the seed itself. Keep soil damp but take care not to over-water.
See advice from BBC Gardener's World
Red Poppies - to represent sailors, soldiers and air force personnel
Purple Poppies - to represent service animals
Pink Poppies - to represent those battling mental health conditions
Remembrance Field Kit
We have created special 'Remembrance Field Kits' especially for Poppy Express which contain thousands of red Poppy seeds as together with a Veterans Charity lapel pin, pair of dog tags and info leaflet. The tins are available to order now from The Veterans Charity shop for just £7.99.