thank you clattnow.
If you repost the one in the middle when it grows a bit someone may recognise it. someone may yet recognise it on this thread, not everyone is here all the time
what sort of poppy?
the annuals die after flowering and the perennials die back. but if you cut back the perennials you may get a fresh crop of leaves.
perennials should flower every year
the feathery one looks like fennel
i don't recognise the one in the middle
they don't really look like blackthorn stems, or leaves, too broad. Ladybird is right re the thorns. No thorns, no blackthorn.
have you more photos of the blue one please? one where we can see the leaves clearly.
and an idea of size
I'd do both
Not a love in a mist flower, they have the dark bits in the middle, feathery leaves around, different arrangement of buds and flowers.
spuds are quite pretty
larkspur a strong contender given the leaf description. Leaves are as important as flowers for ID.
One flower per stem for sanguinarias I think, though I haven't seen one lately
there are several different plants there. that main one looks almost paeony-like in some pics