The garden is planted
New this year:
two raised beds (one for strawberries and one for vegetables)

 and a rose bush (Morden Belle)

The poppies are the first of the perennials to bloom.  This particular plant with many buds and flowers is a self-seeder growing on the path beside the garden.  Along with the tulips, they add a considerable amount of cheer to the start of the gardening season.

We had some rain yesterday which did the plants a world of good, and today has been sunny and warm.