It's been a blustery day with snow squalls and a significant drop in temperature after a rainy day yesterday. Time to peruse a garden catalogue or two, in company with some primulas.
Spring Garden has a cool red and white rose , "Rock & Roll" , that has a very full flower and a strong fragrance. Also in their catalogue, mixed Victorian primroses (primula eliator hybrid) in four different colours all with a distinctive yellow border round each petal. For a sunny or part-shade location, a Ruby Spice Summersweet would be a good bee magnet.
Breck's offers a short-petaled coneflower in a lovely rosey-red - "Raspberry Truffle". New this year are a Himalyan Snow Marsh Marigold (white) (Caltha palustris) suitable for a damp area, a bright magenta Japanese Bottlebrush (Sanguisorba obtus), and a very frilly white tuberous begonia with a red border to the flower - "Crispa Marginata".