Posted: 17/05/2013 at 07:53
Yes - my eyesight must be better than I thought
The pink flowering plant at the back is Aquilegia (aka Columbine, Granny's Bonnet) - it comes in several different colours and flower shapes and happily cross-pollinates with other aquilegias and self sows itself around - a lovely plant to have.
In front of that is Alchemilla mollis (Lady's mantle). The leaves look gorgeous holding raindrops in the morning sun - it'll have greeny-yellow flowers on it later -(they look gorgeous in a vase with pink roses). Later in the season after it's flowered and begins to look straggly, just chop it back to a few inches above the ground and it'll quickly send out lovely fresh leaves again.
It'll also self-seed happily and next spring you'lll begin to notice little ones popping up nearby - you'll be able to transplant them to where you want them easily in the moist sort of weather we're getting at the moment, or pot them up and give them to your friends and fellow gardeners as swapsies - you'll be a real gardener then