I have never known the name of these flowers,[ some people call them weeds,] until I was reading Altoon Sultan's blog [ link here] yesterday. They are called coltsfoot and look like miniature dandelions, Same wonderful cheery yellow but tiny in size with a red stem. They just appeared one year about the pond gardens, and me, thinking they were weeds went after them with a vengeance. I have relaxed my standards and am now delighted to see them, especially as the daffodils seem to be very slow to show their color.
Liz Davidson / Artist Notebook