Jackie French: Past Crimes and a Passion for Poppies

By Jackie French
Updated April 24 2018 - 10:05pm, first published May 25 2017 - 7:54pm

We are not growing poppies this year. We will not be growing poppies any year, despite my love of poppies: a front garden bed of waving Iceland poppy heads, defying winter glooms; the massive heads of the many, many kinds of poppy you can buy for spring, or summer too. A single poppy plant can be so extravagant that passers-by stop to gawk.

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