First bud this year on David Austins Abraham Derby
Only the second year of David Austins Crocus Rose
The above picture is one of three that I planted, Osmunda 'Purpurascens', Purple Royal Fern is similar to Royal Fern, but emerging fronds and stems are reddish purple. Fronds gradually mature to bright green by summer, while stems remain purple. It tolerates more sun than most ferns. Athyruim niponicum 'Pictum' - Japanese Painted Fern and Matteuccia struthiopteris - Ostrich Fern are the other two additions. So I will keep an eye on these three and post some pictures when they burst in growth, as I know they will.......going to stay positive.