I love poppies. Love, love, love them ! I love them in full bloom, as they are withering, as they drop their petals and, if left in the ground long enough, I adore their seed heads. So I was in heaven last year in spring when my lovely friend Rosie from The Rose and Radish in the Adelaide Hills filled my car for a photo shoot and liberally bunched throughout were her stunning organically grown poppies. Having never grown them before I asked her for advice and in her own lovely generous way she gifted me a bunch of the most gorgeous dried seed heads to give it a go myself. So with this divine rain we have had this last week I have prepared the beds and yesterday evening with the kids started my winter and spring planting. And as ridiculous as it is, today I began the ritual of every morning checking in on the seed beds to see if anything had grown. It could be a little while before I see anything!