How much damage will there be? Already I know that one of my daphnes has split right down the trunk, and a couple of my more tender lavenders look black. On the bright side, a single narcissus (either 'Rijnveld's Early Sensation' or 'Jack Snipe') has poked its snout through the icy blanket.
And there are a few green buds on Clematis 'Miss Bateman'.
Nevertheless, I suspect Nature has done more editing than I would like.