I love this time of year, not least because the lilac blooms right outside my bedroom window and there's no scent I'd rather the breeze carry into my bedroom.
It's not all about lilac though, there's so much more interest in the garden at this time of year.
Geum - Koi. This is a dwarf variety. I also have Mrs J Bradshaw in my garden, though she isn't flowering yet.
Dicentra Spectablilis or Lamprocapnos Spectablils as it's now known. I prefer its more common name of Bleeding Heart.
Welsh Poppy. These pop up all over the place, they're all self sown. I remove most of them but they're pretty so I allow a few to flower.
Chive. The flowers are only just opening up but once they have, they'll be covered in bees, they love them.
Lily of the Valley. These can be a bit of a thug but they tend to behave themselves in my garden.
Dandelion Seedhead. Who can resist these?
Dandelion. Oops, should have removed those seedheads! The grass is covered in dandelions at the moment even though it was only cut a few days ago.
Daisies. There's still room for plenty of daisies though.
Aquilegia - I bought this one but I also have lots of self-seeded ones.
Saxifraga - Peter Pan. I bought this from the plant shop at RHS Harlow Carr a few years ago to give some extra colour in spring, it certainly does as I'd hoped.
Welsh Poppy Bud. They're so tactile.
Do you have a favourite?