This is the absolutely gorgeous yellow flowering current, Ribes odoratum. Whilst the small flowers are certainly pretty enough as they clothe this large shrub it is their wonderful scent that is a winner. Some gardening sites consider the scent to be clove-like but to me it more of a mix of honeysuckle and lily, with some hyacinth thrown in for good measure. In my garden it is planted opposite my back door so I catch the sweet scent whenever I walk out of the house, making a real lift on a dull day.
The purple chequerboard pattern on the Snakeshead Fritillary – Fritillaria meleagris – never fails to amaze me. Whilst its sombre shades mean that it is not necessarily the prettiest of Spring flowers it must be amongst the most striking.