I love the contrast between the Shanta Daisy’s formation of long elegant white petals and its sunshine yellow eye.
It makes a great display in garden borders and is good at attracting butterflies and bees.
I found this beautiful specimen in a quaint little pond in Broomfield Park, Palmer’s Green.
Poppies have long been used as a symbol of sleep, peace and death.
In Greek and Roman myths, poppies were used as offerings to the dead.