These strange fellows with the punk blue tuft, (as prolific as bluebells under the trees), are apparently Tasselled Hyacinths.
These orchids are everywhere.
And so are these bulbs with a big head of white flowers.
This is something we can identify - wild dianthus! And these rock roses that open in the sun are probably my favourites!
Tomorrow I'm off to Florence to visit the Browning museum and Elizabeth Barrett Browning's grave - a real treat.
Avril Joy over at Writing Junkie is doing a series on book blogs and today she's very kindly featuring mine - it was a lovely surprise.