The poppy or field poppy is an annual plant. This means it flowers each year and generally between about May to August. It disburses its seeds in the wind and these seeds can lie dormant in the ground for a very long time. If the ground is then disturbed around the early spring the seeds will germinate and the poppy flowers will grow.
This is what happened to the poppies and the land at Flanders. The land was disturbed by the shells and fighting. Then in the following warm spring the poppies grew.
Some time ago now, near me men were digging up the pavement by the side of the road in order to lay a new path that would eventually join two small villages. Shortly after the pavements were completed beautiful poppies began to grow on the verges. A very pretty site indeed.
The poppies I have photographed below grow at the side of a potato field. Sometimes the field has a wheat or barley crop in it and then the whole field is full of poppies, from black, through different shades of red, to pink.
Copyright 2017, Barbara Burgess, Psychic Mediium