I love poppies, and I particularly love this gorgeous orange one, Papaver rupifragum. The insects love it, too.
Convolvulus can be a menace in the garden, but this one is charming.
I love eryngiums. This steely colour is fabulous.
When I first got this plant I was excited because I thought it was Geranium maderense, but it’s actually a close relative, G palmatum, also found in Madeira, and I think perhaps more beautiful, though less spectacular. I have seen this growing wild in Madeira. It’s a modest self-seeder and almost hardy. I’m very fond of it.