This morning we were in the garden with Alex:


when my wife saw a poppy was out.  Is this a big deal?


Yes, it’s exciting.  They are quite unusual, big and very frilly.


Also it was almost free; I got it and some others on sale at a garden centre last autumn (I may have mentioned this before).

I planted them on this bank, which I also seeded with wild flowers (daisies, buttercups, forget-me-nots, cow-parsley & grasses):


We inherited Alex, he’s fourteen.  Alma’s started calling him Arthur, it suits him better.