Centaurea Montana, one of my favourite plants, this year's first flower
the centaurea montanas have self-seeded, a couple in this pot that was nearby, planting them in the flowerbed is one of my many outstanding tasks
self-seeded cerinthe surrounded by green alkanet (also one of my favourite plants) and erigeron karvinskianus in the background
the muscari are almost finished for this year but these were in the shade and blooming a little later than ones that were in the sun
another of my favourite flowers, the humble pansy, I have bought and grown from seed many pansies but this plant self-seeded all on its own
I love the purple shoots of this hosta. I've kept my hostas in pots to avoid slug damage - with variable results.
final curtain for the auricula theatre for this season
Little Princess tulips
my back garden is covered with green alkanet and the bees are loving it! It's like this each spring. The green alkanet dies back in a few weeks in time to make room for other plants so I am happy to leave it for the bees as there are not that many other flowers in bloom yet.