Signs of Spring 5
The fresh growth of Dicentra spectabilis has really started to show through this week. It's a perennial that at first unfurls itself in a similar fashion to a fern, and the new growth is tinged with purple. I have this in my woodland garden, where it hides the unsightly strap-like leaves of the daffodils whilst they die down.
I'll post a picture of the flowers around April/May time - to me they look like strings of pink lockets that make me smile. Dicentra has some wonderful common names such as Lady in the Bath and Bleeding Heart.