a) Not as ubiquitous in shops as they used to be.
b) A bit of a swizz*. In England there was a paper poppy with a paper leaf behind it, on a green plastic stalk. In Scotland there was a poppy without a leaf, but with a metal stalk. Now, in Scotland, there's just a poppy with no leaf and no stalk. Just a Poppy with a sticky patch on the back. Is this the case everywhere.