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I have not managed to join Cathy https://ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com with her Monday vase for a couple of weeks but this week I have got some sticks to show.

The first sticks are prunings from a friends forsythia. They were tight buds on Saturday and thanks to the warmth of the kitchen the yellow flowers have begun to open. In a pickle pot it is a bright shot of yellow. 

Forsythia is not a shrub I really like but there is no denying, it does give a shot of colour after the browns and greys of Winter.

Then there are the other sticks.

This is a jug of horse chestnut sticky buds with a couple of stones. 

Small pebbles hand decorated by Mitchell-finch online. These twigs were removed as part of preparation for a new structure in the garden. More about that another time. 

I do love to see sticky buds, they were a childhood favourite. 

Have a good week.