The locations of the very first flowers of each species to open are remarkably consistent from year to year. Some will no doubt be influenced by a favourable location, but others are genetically governed, I'm sure. This is the first of the Wood Sorrel - one of the plants locally referenced as 'Shamrock':
Wood Anemone has been out for perhaps a few days. This blossom is already turning:
The last white for today is Barren Strawberry, again in its preferred early location: a south-facing hedgerow bank.
But we also have a hint of Blue: down by the river Deele the Bluebells are all but open.
Opposite-leaved Golden Saxifrage has been out for a while, now, making the ditch bottoms a rich golden-green: