At long last the weather has improved slightly and there are flowers out in the garden. This Astrantia is the largest form 'Shaggy' and we also have a red one, but I am not sure which one it is as it came from my mother-in-law's garden some years ago. The red ones all look similar so it is quite difficult to identify them.
The poppies that I brought with me from Yorkshire are also struggling to open and this one looked like a frog as it still had the outer casing attached to it.
I guess it will have opened properly today, but have not been out to look since I returned home. It did not flower last year, but has made up for it this year with lots of buds waiting to burst open.