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22/09/2012 at 08:29

Do I need to protect my jasmine now its a tad colder in the mornings?


22/09/2012 at 09:26
Depends what sort of jasmine it is. More information needed.
22/09/2012 at 10:38

maybe I should take a photo of mine.. had it for years but yet to flower...

22/09/2012 at 10:50

If its a hardy jasmine like mine it will lose all its leaves in winter and look very sad!  Mine has a lovely perfume in the summer evenings so worth the wait for new shoots and leaves and pretty white flowers. It does go a bit wild so needs to be cut back at the end of the summer.

22/09/2012 at 10:53

mine is hardy but only grow to around 5/6ft... maybe I should cut it down slightly & then I will get a flower...

22/09/2012 at 11:01

Jean, is your jasmine growing in full sun? It also likes  a sheltered, frost free position .

22/09/2012 at 11:10

semi sun/shade...reasonably sheltered but how can you protect from frost as it gets everywhere.. ha haaa

22/09/2012 at 11:10

do you feed yours..I dont..

22/09/2012 at 11:27

I have fed mine, but not on a regular basis.  Once it gets going theres no stopping it!  Try cutting it back again then in the spring when the new shoots appear give it a feed. 

22/09/2012 at 13:40

here is jasmine which must be about 5/6yrs old.. not big is it

23/09/2012 at 14:05
Does that mean it has been in the open for the past 5 to 6 years?
If so a spring feed will probably help. Don't feed it now as it will produce tender shoots which will not survive frost. Hard to tell from the picture, but it looks like a honeysuckle to me.
23/09/2012 at 14:12

Jean, is that a label attached to your 'jasmine' ? If so, what does it say?Like Lottie I'm not convinced it is jasmine either.

25/09/2012 at 11:52

I agree, the leaves are a wrong shape for jasmine.  My jasmine has pointed leaves or 'several sharply pointed leaflets' as my RHS good plant guide says!  It would be interesting to see what the label says as Daintiness suggests.

02/10/2012 at 16:12

here is a picture of my jasmine , it has small white flowers when it blooms


02/10/2012 at 16:17

It doesn't look like a jasmine to me either!

02/10/2012 at 17:34
There are several different sorts of jasmine, including winter jasmine which is different again, but I have never see one with leaves like yours, Jean. I am ready to be introduced to a new one but I still think your picture looks very much like a honeysuckle which is just as fragrant as jasmine, so why worry?
02/10/2012 at 18:13

I think that Jeans is a honeysuckle I have one like it it has yello flowers when blooming got a pic of it somewhere


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