But in close-up it's a different matter. Here is a photo of a new leaf emerging. It shows the bronze colour quite well.
The flower-heads are just beginning to open too. They are fascinating in their complexity. The flowers begin life encased in a sort of sheath, from which they break out in much the same way as a chick hatches from an egg.
Unfortunately, it appears that aphids are fond of young Fennel flowers too...
Photos of fully open flowers will have to wait for another day!