Each year I look forward to the first white poppy – a Perry’s White. – in early June. The flowering period is short – especially if there is rain or strong winds – but there is so much to enjoy about this delicate and elegant flower, both in totality and through closer observation.
Many of the plants in the flower borders seem to have been completely disorientated by the cold, wet Spring. Several that should be in full bloom – for instance, roses and poppies – are still in bud, or are only just coming into flower. Nevertheless, there are some attractive pockets of colour, as the following selection confirm: