To help to forget about the rather unseasonably cold weather, here are a few photos of plants flowering happily outside. This bright orange (I'm gradually starting to think orange might be a good thing in the garden) flower is Tithonia Torch which I grew from seed this year and which has finally started to bloom.
It is a very cheerful thing.
My latest clematis (Clematis Heracleifolia Wyevale) is one which I absolutely love. It is a herbaceous variety with tall strong stems and lovely bluebell-like flowers, which have a beautiful scent.