Around 10 million poppy seeds have been sown across Test Valley in recent weeks to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of World War I.
Seedlings are starting to sprout and look promising to fill verges and flower beds with a blaze of scarlet at key locations in the borough.
In Andover the poppy beds have been sown at Weyhill Road (in front of Abacus), Weyhill Road/East Portway junction, Folly roundabout, the approach to the Folly roundabout/Western Way, Churchill Way, Smannell Road and Weyhill Roundabout.
Portfolio holder for Community and Leisure, Councillor Tony Ward, said: “The poppies will be a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made in the fields and trenches of the World War I battle grounds.”
“As the only flower to bloom after the devastation of the war it is a fitting symbol of our remembrance.”
A mixture of other flower seed has been sown along with the poppy seed to provide a succession of colour later in the year.