At this time of year Bleeding Heart (or Dicentra spectabilis) is one of my absolute favourite plants. Originating in China, it is a beautiful perennial plant with gorgeous foliage that is interspersed with graceful, arching fronds of delicate, heart shaped flowers. As well as being beautiful it is also very hardy and easy to grow. It prefers a site that is in full sun or partial shade and is tolerant of just about any soil that a garden or allotment may have to offer.
Clumps of Dicentra will happily return year after year without too much bother, but if you want to increase your stock they can easily be multiplied by taking root cuttings in spring. And this is exactly what I'm planning to do with the plant in the picture sometime soon so that I can have a bit more of this pretty and troublefree plant in my garden in future years.