One of my favourite Oriental Poppies is the delightful Princess Louise. The flower pictured below opened four days ago and is the first in my garden this year.
Its beauty is confirmed by a closer look.
The top photo was taken on 23rd April. The bottom photo hows the same tree on 14th April
The mild temperatures of recent weeks have encouraged a delightful display of anemones both in patio pots and in the borders.