Grow picture perfect poppies
As some species of poppies were similar in colour to the scarlet tunics worn as army uniforms in earlier times, they were called soldiers.
This name became ironic when the red Flanders poppies sprang up in northern France on the battlefields in World War 1.
The seeds can remain dormant for years until the soil is disturbed, so when the trenches were dug, they germinated and bloomed.
It is the Flanders poppy that is worn on Remembrance Day on 11 November.