On my walk this morning ( 22 Dec 2011) I found a bush ready to pop into bloom!I THINK it is either a daphne or a viburnam - hard to tell in this state, but what a lovely promise on the first day of winter!!
How very beautiful! I do not generally hold with despoiling my neighbours' shrubbery, but really wanted to share this . I have two little twigs in a jug of water and we shall see what happens in a few days. Pretty, eh?