I love Poppies. My neighbour has a huge drift of them and kindly gave me a root last year. I dug it in and it was just starting to sprout when my OH decided to "tidy" the border where I planted it. He dug it out and threw it away. I didn't realise until there were no shoots showing.OH admitted he had got rid of all the "rubbish" in that border. I could have throttled him.