I couldn't even get the bulbs to grow
the 'How to be a Gardener' videos are all on youtube if you find it easier to learn like that
moist, well -drained soil appears everywhere in instructions and means not a lot as far as I can see. A few lucky people might have something like that. Most of us have clay or too dry, or boggy, or something else difficult
Flowering now, low growing, I'd say Geranium x cantabrigiense, the hybrid of G. macrorrhizum with G dalmaticum. Probably the cultivar 'Cambridge'
I think hogweed meant stand a little closer to the bush to take the photo
If it's an aroid it will open up and declare itself very soon
Sown now they will flower next year
Logic tells me that a plug plant will be a big plant long before a seed will be.
Seeds will germinate this year though
It is very different to Berberis thunbergii
Look at images of Berberis gagnepainii for example
rather a lot of different berberis to choose from and that's one of them.
A photo of the shape of the bush would help ID which one this is