My sister got my poppy for me as a surprise. My Mum brought it over to the States with her for me in her hand luggage and apparently had a fun trying to explain to the US customs people exactly what it was!
I didn’t get the chance to see the installation at the Tower so this was a fabulous surprise. As an ex Wren, I knew that some of my fellow ex jennies had helped to install and to break down the poppies, so this was a wonderful way of connecting with them and also of remembering the sacrifices of all those people in WW1.

PLANT YOUR POPPY. SHARE YOUR STORY.