The first two poppies this year. Such a lovely colour in the garden and by accident more than design planted them near to wolfsbane (Aconitum) and alliums. Orange and purple. Plenty of poppy buds, if the rain doesn't spoil them.
Welsh poppies, ajuga (aka bugle) which is good ground cover, some of the aquilegia which has sprung up all round the garden in plenty of unexpected colours.
Forgetmenots are always welcome when they first appear but then, they seed everywhere, ready for next year. It'll be one of my jobs today when Gillian comes to garden - shortly.
At the end of the garden, behind the bottom shed there's this hawthorn tree which I included in my garden as I didn't want it to be destroyed when the developer cleared the scrub several years ago. So much top soil was dumped that the level of the ground rose considerably. There's a robin nesting box in there which was used the first year but not since.
Photinias always give a good show of colour, too, with new leaves showing this bright red. Well, it is a variety called Red Robin.
Plenty of flowers on the rowan.
Alliums and wolfsbane by the poppies and (below) a little group of alliums. The badgers ate one group of bulbs...