Here's a closer look at the primrose bank.
And some more primroses, because "one can never have too many primroses" (as I often say to my mother).
(Below) The view of the front garden (in the rain), looking up the path from the front door.
The Pyracantha under the front window is doing well. It's growing against a north-facing wall and I wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't get any direct sunlight at all, but (happily) it seems to be thriving.
More primroses ! These are under the Pieris in the front garden, again in the shade of the north front wall of the house: a good area for the "woodland" garden.
Ditto for the snowdrops, which are gradually colonising the garden. Careful observers might spot the bluebell leaves: they are populating both gardens too and will be in bloom fairly soon.
A bit of woodland planting in the shade area of front garden.