We had a very mild Winter, and some of the plants that I thought would die, made it through to the Spring. I have saved some seeds of this shrimp-like blue Cerinthe from last year, but I don't have to plant them, as these self-seeded ones made it through. These Madia, that will flower later with yellow daisy-like flowers that curl up in the hot sun, have also made it through. I had thought that the slightest frost would kill them. They should be safe now, since the cold weather, including frosts, should be over (touch wood).
I'm very pleased with the colour of this little broom plant that I bought last year. I put it behind the Aubretia, in the hope that the blue/purple colour would match, and it does. Now I just have to wait for it to get bigger. And the Iris are starting to flower nicely. Here's one of my favourites.