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Any poppy fields near Teesside?


LeighRebecca e2
7 267 10 England
19 Jun 2009 8:19PM
I've been keeping my eyes open when I've been out and about, and my Dad lives in Kirkby Moorside, and has had a good look around, but we haven't seen any good poppy fields nearby this year. Does anybody know the location of any poppy fields that are anything like near to me i.e. a 30-40 mile radius of Saltburn on the North east coast? Or am I too late now anyway? Thanks

Leigh

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Chris_H e2
11 1.5k 1
19 Jun 2009 8:49PM
You are not too late as the best colours are only now starting and will still be good well into August.

I cant help on any locations where you live though.
LeighRebecca e2
7 267 10 England
19 Jun 2009 9:25PM
Oh, well that is certainly promising. Thanks. I have never photographed poppies before.
NEWMANP e2
6 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2009 9:28PM
ours are just starting, it will be well into July before they get to their best
Phil
LeighRebecca e2
7 267 10 England
19 Jun 2009 9:30PM
Ah, maybe I've been looking a little too early, as it's pretty cool up here, and we tend to be later than much of the country with such things.
NEWMANP e2
6 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2009 10:38PM
we are off up to Farne on Sunday morning, of we see anything promising in the fields en route i will let you know
Phil
LeighRebecca e2
7 267 10 England
19 Jun 2009 10:45PM
Oh, wow, have a great time. Thanks.
Graysta e2
9 1.1k England
20 Jun 2009 7:31AM
Poppys are usually found in rape fields,if the farmer has not sprayed for them they emerge in abundance, i would have thought that around Kirbymoorside there should be a few,try the roads towards Helmsley and Giusborough,i was up near Roseberry topping a week or 2 ago and there were some fields almost full of red.

Graham
User_Removed 12 7.3k 6 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2009 8:31AM

Quote:Poppys are usually found in rape fields

eh? Not sure about the usually Smile

Poppies like any kind of 'disturbed' ground - so everything from a building site to a waste tip to a field of crops (of any sort) is likely to turn up trumps Smile
Graysta e2
9 1.1k England
20 Jun 2009 8:46AM
Yes Barrie your right,i mearly ment that rape fields are a good place to start as they do seem to attract poppys if not attended to by spraying.
User_Removed 12 7.3k 6 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2009 8:47AM
Would look nice too.. a splash of red in the yellow Smile
LeighRebecca e2
7 267 10 England
20 Jun 2009 11:04AM
Thanks for that. I'm heading out to Guisborough and Kirkby today, and having another scout around near Pickering. Maybe I'll get luckier today.
Graysta e2
9 1.1k England
20 Jun 2009 2:51PM
If you dont find any today,at the side of Bridlington hospital there is exactly what you want a rape field laden with bright red poppies.Just passed it today.

Graham
Barbaraj e2
7 450 England
20 Jun 2009 4:45PM
There is a field with some in near Whiburn up the coast a bit. they were mixed with rape seed .
mark_delta e2
7 1.3k
20 Jun 2009 4:46PM
Always best shot near dusk or sunrise, darker skys, less UV and better saturation

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