Just outside the back door Clematis Alpina Constance is starting to flower (about 10 days earlier than last year).
On your right you might spot the first bloom of Camellia Tiffany. You'll have to look hard as the few buds it has seem to be facing the fence not the path!
Now, as we reach the end of this courtyard area, you'll see some Snake's Head Fritilleries (and yes, that is a white one which has appeared in with the red ones!).
Come through into the next area, and hiding in the north facing shade of a large Elaeagnus is this delightful Dicentra Spectabilis (although I've just discovered that it's now had its name changed to Lamprocapnos Spectablis for some reason!).
A little further on, under the Snake Bark Maple the Epimedium is just starting to flower (I don't usually like yellow flowers, but somehow they seem ok if they're pale and flower in the spring).
Come past the pond (no further sightings of Mrs Newt I'm afraid), past the greenhouse and veg beds and through to my secret sitting area where no-one can see me and from where I can't hear the phone or doorbell. Clematis Macropetala 'Maidwell Hall' was only planted last year and is so very nearly open.
These little white grape hyacinths have appeared down here this year, I didn't plant them so guess I must have disturbed them when I was planting last year. They look lovely next to the Scillas.
I hope you all have lovely Easter weekends and maybe the next time that we take a stroll down my garden we should stop for tea and cake, what do you think?