With the sunny weather, the garden is blooming. Tulips Ballerina and Brown Sugar above, in the border.
I'm not sure what this one is - it was part of a mix a few years ago, but has repeat flowered.
The inside of Brown Sugar.
A pot of Negrita.
It's not all about tulips though. Here is a perennial Nemesia 'Confetti' which I have pretty much ignored but which flowers every year.
The scillas are coming to an end but that shade of blue is lovely.
This was another tulip from the mix, but has also come back.
Clematis Rosy Pagoda is still doing well.
The lilac and Magnolia 'Susan' look lovely against the blue sky.
This is Tulip Cairo which was a new one this year.
I received a patio apple from my sister for my birthday earlier in the year and it is flowering.
I planted a few tulip Danceline from last year in the border and several have reappeared.
A world away from the brightly coloured tulips is this little viola - 'Freckles' which is very well behaved and seems happy in a pot. I have a purple viola which seeds itself everywhere and is a bit of a nuisance.
Finally for now, an astrantia which is also in a pot and in a very sheltered part of the garden. I bought it last year at RHS Chatsworth I think and the flower should darken to burgundy red as it ages.