Here is a photograph of a very new Hellebore leaf. The usual colour on this particular variety is a mid to dark green as seen in Hellebores and Gravel.
I read today that it was the driest March in 59 years here in England. Drought warnings have been brought in in many counties. April, however, seems to be making up for it. We’re having quite a bit of heavy rain at present – including hail – and this looks set to continue into May. I think I feel as refreshed by it as the plants.