The bright yellow flowers of Forsythia will soon be seen in many gardens. It seems to be a very popular shrub, perhaps its because it is in bloom when people start visiting garden centres at the start of spring - instant colour! It also roots very easily, I have three plants all originally from a piece from a neighbour's garden.
At the moment the bushes are still bare, these flowers are on some twigs I cut about two weeks ago and brought into the warmth of the house. I like watching the flowers open and seeing the fresh green leaves.
My mother always brought bits and pieces in from the garden in spring and now I do as well, cheaper than buying flowers and more interesting to look at.
I also pick a few daffodils so that when they are still in tight bud outside,
I have just a few in flower in the house.
Lets hope that the mild weather continues for a while and we will soon have spring flowers in the garden as well.
Have a good weekend.