Photos of Wigan
Photos of Wigan

Photo-a-Day Archive
Photo-a-Day Archive

Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 11th July, 2013)

The actions of a guerrilla gardener

The actions of a guerrilla gardener
A council owned garden in Pool St. Poolstock which isn't maintained so I planted it with poppy seeds in winter.

Photo: Roger  (Nikon Coolpix 6200)
Views: 3,443

Comment by: Janice on 11th July 2013 at 00:38

The Council should be ashamed! Roger you are my hero - this looks very pretty. I love wild flowers

Comment by: Ken R on 11th July 2013 at 00:48

In Flanders Fields the Poppies grew.

Comment by: Skeets on 11th July 2013 at 00:49

Amazing, grown a post box from a packet of poppy seeds.

Comment by: alan on 11th July 2013 at 01:46

Opium poppies ?

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 11th July 2013 at 02:17

What a good idea Roger....the colours are wonderful and brightens up the place for Summer....cheers!!

Comment by: Kath Pressey on 11th July 2013 at 06:50

that's beautiful!

Comment by: Mick on 11th July 2013 at 07:13

The poopys look very nice Roger but you should have weeded the flags.

Comment by: peterp on 11th July 2013 at 08:02

better than a weed covered wilderness

Comment by: jj on 11th July 2013 at 08:31

Excellent. Great photo, and a great thing to do for your local community and wildlife. Many thanks.

Comment by: maggie. on 11th July 2013 at 09:47

in our little park where I go every morning, there are 2 beds which have been planted with wild flower seeds, they look lovely, especially the poppies. yes, I always think of "Flanders Fields" when I see a lot of poppies.

Comment by: A.W. on 11th July 2013 at 09:48

Looks marvellous, very natural looking!

Comment by: Maureen on 11th July 2013 at 12:01

Good for you looks very're obviously a person that does something constructive rather than moan about it..again..good on you.

Comment by: David on 11th July 2013 at 12:51

Loveley picture - I have tried to grow them - without success - which poppies did you use?

Comment by: D.B on 11th July 2013 at 13:09

Adds a little colour to an otherwise neglected space.

Comment by: Roger on 11th July 2013 at 15:43

Hi Dave, I just used seeds collected from poppies I saw last year of different sorts, but they are picky about where they grow

Comment by: Ellen M on 11th July 2013 at 16:23

Well done Roger, you are obviously a man of vision!

Comment by: Ray Dwyer on 11th July 2013 at 18:33

Excellent Roger. What a lovely display. How much in terms of time & money would it have cost the coucil?.
Course they would have to call meetings & get cost estimates first then allocate manpower then..........

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 12th July 2013 at 22:18

What a glorious picture definately have "greenfingers".This should put the council to shame.What beautiful colours in the poppies.

Leave a comment?

* Enter the 5 digit code to the right of the input box. Don't worry if you make a mistake, you will get another chance. Your comments won't be lost.