It's been a good year for poppies in the garden. Some years there's none, this year lots of yellow Welsh Poppies materialized in May and now we have rather beautiful Opium Poppies (#175) popping up all over the place. No idea where the seeds have come from; but they can lay dormant for several years in the soil waiting for the right conditions to germinate. The current hot spell is obviously such a time. It's also been great for butterflies, which is good news.