Forsythia Blooming, Spring Already?!

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cordyman

Forsythia Blooming, Spring Already?!

Post by cordyman » Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:51 pm

:lol: :lol:

This usually doesnt green up again till Spring, and certainly doesnt have any flower buds opening, yet today green growth is shooting, some yellow buds have opened, with more on the way. Its been 12*c today with clear blue skies, and we've hardly had any frosts, but Forsythia blooming in December icon_scratch :shock: :lol:


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kata

Re: Forsythia Blooming, Spring Already?!

Post by kata » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:28 pm

Is that not last years flower Cordy...like a stray bud but never opened till now.

Seen lots of buds on my way to the docs thursday.

I have a Forsythia I best check it tomoz.

cordyman

Re: Forsythia Blooming, Spring Already?!

Post by cordyman » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:32 pm

kata wrote:Is that not last years flower Cordy...like a stray bud but never opened till now.

Seen lots of buds on my way to the docs thursday.

I have a Forsythia I best check it tomoz.

No they fell off over 6 months ago Kata. I did find this searching google

http://threevillage.patch.com/groups/pa ... n-december

doncasterpalmguy123

Re: Forsythia Blooming, Spring Already?!

Post by doncasterpalmguy123 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:26 pm

Deciduous plants can quite often be tricked. For instance they experienced frosts in november. But now ere in a mild december. The raise in temps can trick plants into believing its an early spring. Don't worry, it will soon realise its made a mistake when the frosts get it. :lol:

Deedee

Re: Forsythia Blooming, Spring Already?!

Post by Deedee » Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:37 pm

Theres a daisy in my lawn and the bulbs have shot up :roll:

dino

Re: Forsythia Blooming, Spring Already?!

Post by dino » Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:46 pm

I've got a Camelia flower :ahhh!: ing already

flounder

Re: Forsythia Blooming, Spring Already?!

Post by flounder » Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:06 pm

I've had the occasional forsythia flower for the last few weeks....they've reminded me I need to lop off the top 6ft of the forsythia hedge in the spring :?

Dim

Re: Forsythia Blooming, Spring Already?!

Post by Dim » Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:58 pm

ive seen the same here in Cambridge and was wondering if it's time to prune roses (I always prune them when the forsythia bloom)

decided against it, as it will most probably snow in Feb .... it's going to be an interesting year next year, as perhaps many tender shrubs / trees are going to be hard hit (especially Japanese maples)

kata

Re: Forsythia Blooming, Spring Already?!

Post by kata » Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:45 pm

My one is bare so it won't flower yet a while.... icon_cheers

Kristen

Re: Forsythia Blooming, Spring Already?!

Post by Kristen » Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:01 am

I cut Forsythia periodically through the winter to have it in vases in flower. Usually takes a couple of weeks to come into flower, once cut. My bushes are quite congested, so I use it as a method of thinning-pruning icon_thumleft

fern Rob

Re: Forsythia Blooming, Spring Already?!

Post by fern Rob » Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:08 am

Wow it must be mild.

call

Re: Forsythia Blooming, Spring Already?!

Post by call » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:29 pm

Here is a picture of my forsythia blooming.....
forsythia bruceii
forsythia bruceii
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Kristen

Re: Forsythia Blooming, Spring Already?!

Post by Kristen » Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:14 pm

call wrote:Forsythia bruceii
I guess you know that Bruce's forbear was a founder of he RHS and Forsythia is named after him? icon_thumleft

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