I am not usually a fan of mixed seed collections, call me an unadventurous coward if you must, but the lottery of colour and form is usually disappointing. This californian poppy came from one such collection and it is the first of the bag that has caught my eye. The folds of the petals, ranging from burnt orange to deep yellow give depth and distinction to the flower. Almost corrugated, pleated with a natty central twist, just like the Issey Miyake dress I haven’t got. Just beautiful.