When is a dead plant not dead ?
This last winter's very cold weather (unusually so for Norfolk in recent years ) 'killed' a number of borderline hardy plants in my garden, or so I thought.
Melianthus major was cut right back by frost and resolutely refused to reshoot until early May.
Salvia 'amistad' (?) appeared to be dead, but has now started to reshoot literally within the last two weeks.
Penstemon 'King George V' put up it's first new shoot this week.
I suspect that there is a profound lesson to learn here....something about patience and the tenacity of life perhaps.