I ordered my poppy after we had been to visit the display at the Tower of London. It is in a glass display cabinet in my sitting room along with other treasures. We are moving house soon and I intend to plant it in our new garden but have mixed feelings as I know it will deteriorate over time although I think this is where it properly belongs.
I bought it initially as a memento of my Great Uncle Willie Burgess who was killed in Gallipoli in 1915 and who is celebrated on the Helles. Memorial there.