In response to the previous post, my friend Rachel has sent me this:
“…you talked about a Forsythia Hedge in your latest post. I thought I’d share my own experience of this phenomenon. A few years ago I was walking from Rock Creek Park to Georgetown in Washington DC. In the middle of the woods I came upon a wall of flaming yellow forsythia. It turned out that this marked the fences of Dumbarton Oaks, a beautiful and historic house that is associated with the United Nations and Igor Stravinsky (www.doaks.org/gardens). If you are ever in DC in the spring do go and drink in this beautiful oasis of springtime colour – R”
Thanks Rachel, I was going to go back out to find a picture of forsythia, but this is a bit grander than the front garden hedges of North London.