I added some mulch yesterday, I have a shredder and a big pile of twigs from last fall Irina hurricane, so I do not have straw but I am lucky to make homemade mulch.
and a spiral bed.
Red currant seems to be well, I have 3 of them and all are in little green buds.
do not show any signs of life.
They still look like sticks, I added some bone meal when I was planting them and still waiting. I hears they are very hardy
may be later......