Homegrown forsythia

This week includes homegrown forsythia. It has been picked in bud and should open up nicely indoors. It has a short flowering season and adds a welcome splash of yellow to a winter garden. Surprisingly, forsythia is part of the olive family, and it is named after William Forsyth, a Scottish botanist and founding member of the Royal Horticultural Society, established in 1804.  

Purple and lilac are less common tulip colours but we’ve gone for them this week to compliment the British blue hyacinths which are also from the far end of the spectrum. These will also open up and flourish indoors. These hyacinths have been grown hydroponically in Lincolnshire and arrive to me still on the bulb so they are extra fresh and can continue to feed and grow.