Poppies are one of my favourite flowers but, until this year, I had not been able to get any to grow in my garden. First, there was the possible Icelandic Poppy, which had self-seeded and hopefully will have done so again.
Then came the red ones I sowed myself. And it is these I am now collecting the seed from to put in my loaves of bread.
Poppies themselves are usually poisonous, I understand, but their seeds are not. So, here is yet another plant with a dual purpose. The flowers may not last very long but they give a gift which I will enjoy when the nights are cold and dark.