Hello all, I can't see anyone on the interweb who've tried this and maybe now can see why. I've sowed quite a few annuals very late in the season(mid August) with success before.So I thought it would be a nice idea to do a little display of 'Flanders Poppies' for memorial day(11-11)....even bought some wooden crosses and printed out the 'In Flanders Field' poem. I calculated that if growing normally they needed to be sown about 5th Aug to flower on Memorial Day.I sowed 3 batches at weekly intervals around that time and managed to germinate them easily indoors.They were sown in individual pots as I could see they would perhaps need to be slowed down or brought on because of different growing time period to normal. However since sowing they just sat there for weeks & weeks and as you can see(about 2.5 months later) they probably won't be ready in time.I've had to get them through the exta hot heatwaves and slug attacks.Now the daylight must be equal to about Feb/March time so little hope now.I thought perhaps the exta daylight during the early stage would spur them on more but was clearly wrong...perhaps they just shut down. Anyone tried this?