During the intervening time, there's been very little management, other than mowing whatever condescended to emerge, in a partially-successful attempt to limit the spread of Dock (Rumex spp.).
So, armed only with a small compact camera and an enthusiasm bordering on insanity, here's what I found yesterday:
Dandelion Taraxacum officinale
Many gardeners spend a huge amount of time, effort and herbicide on controlling this plant. However, the Dandelion is one of the early flowers available to queen bumblebees when they come out of hibernation, looking for an urgent nectar/pollen hit. Once the flowers go to seed, finches will move in for a feast. At Tense Towers, that'll be mainly the House Sparrows.
As a brief aside, did you notice the other wee plant in the above photo? I am rather hoping that it is a Cowslip.
Hairy Bittercress Cardamine hirsuta
This year, the bittercress seems to be having a whale of a time, as Our Lass's flower border has several large patches of it. A local forager explained that the leaves can be used in salads, so I will endeavour to report back later. [Edit: hmmm, they're kinda cressy/rockety] I have to confess that I initially mis-identified this plant, blithely assuming it to be Common Whitlowgrass. What a muppet 🙄
Daisy Bellis perennis
At the end of last Summer, we removed an area of old carpet which had been acting as weed suppressant in an area which was designated as the new home of the rotary airer. During the Winter and Spring, the bare soil has gradually evolved into a forest of Daisies.