Poppy Bombing Bristol for WWI Centenary

On Monday, a chap called, Eddie Gunn shared this group on his Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/PlantaPoppyforWWI/) and it’s a wonderful idea.

Next year is the Commemeration of the outbreak of WWI and I just thought to myself, what a good idea if everyone bought a packet of Poppy seeds (or 2) from B&Q or wherever and scattered them in random places, ie: hedghrows, traffic roundabouts, empty back garden borders, planters etc. (not somewhere that is mown or tended to regularly by the Commissioners, for example. Then, this time next year, when they flower, we would all be looking at Poppy’s in rememberance of those who fell during the 1914-1918 War. ‘Like’ this comment but , more importantly, SHARE it as I’d love it to go Global with this and get the whole planet involved in ‘Plant A Poppy Day’

It’s “Poppy bombing” and you’ll enjoy joining in!

Poppy bombing bristol logo
#poppyBomb #Bristol


It’s the chance to change a little bit of the local landscape in preperation to help remember all those who gave up their lives for us in the first World War. I think it’s a great idea (if a little naughty), so sorry lovely Bristol City Council gardeners a few extra poppies next year would be lovely.

Some ideas of where to sow your wild seeds (B&Q, Wilkos…) so get out there and get sowing

  • A roundabout near you
  • Local Park (where the plants are not being maintained!)
  • M32 hard shoulder in a traffic jam
  • Underpass sidling
  • Cycle track verge
  • The local hedgerows
  • Your front garden
  • Bovis homes’ woefully under-maintained gardens?

When to sow…

They’re good for sowing now! So go grab a packet for a couple of quids from Wilkos, B&Q or where-ever.

When to sow Poppy seeds
When to sow Poppy seeds


By Dan Course

Senior Instructional Designer. Partnerships, people, products, delivery, agile tech and online edu. Naturally curious, innovative and willing to challenge the status quo.

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