Papaver orientale, a perennial Oriental Poppy and its hairy bud. This flower is about 5 inches across.
Papaver somniferum – I have these big voluptuous things in pink, purple and white, some single blooms and some with double frilly petals. A relative of those that are the source of opium, and I’m never sure if it is legal to grow them, but I have done so for years, and love the seed pods almost as much as the flowers!
I keep bags of potting mix in an old plastic rubbish bin near my potting table, and this afternoon, when I went to get some mix in which to plant some Helebore seeds, I found this tiny frog in the bin – it was only about an inch long from nose to tail. The bin’s lid is slightly broken, and there is a small hole thorough which I guess it comes and goes. I left him in peace once I had taken this shot.