Why have I not had a single flower on either of my forsythia bushes this year. They both had their usual prune after blooming well last year. Could it be the birds eating the buds?
How soon after flowering did you prune? Did they make plenty of growth after pruning? They flower on wood formed the previous year.
I have known birds take the buds, but not all of them ................
There's no sign of buds yet on mine either, but I'm sure there will be later on. Maybe give it a bit longer, unless, as Dove says, you pruned it a bit late?
I had no blossom on mine last year and gave it a good haircut , it is covered at the moment
I was just reading this morning an article on the net about pruning Forsythia and they said although most people prune them AFTER blooming, they felt it was better to prune them in the Winter or early Spring BEFORE blooming. Some useful and logical tips for pruning them. As I'm planning on trying this shrub out and have some on order (My mother successfully grew them in north Texas), I kept the article for future reference. Here's a link to it to have a look see: file:///C:/Users/Peggy/Desktop/How%20to%20prune%20forsythia.htm
I'll give it a good haircut in a few weeks in case some flowers appear . Thank you all.