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2 reasons why we do not have it, 1 It needs a warm position to flower well and avoid being damaged by late frosts. 2. Never seen it on sale at a price we would pay.
Looks a nice plant though, if you have somewhere to grow it.
Planted one it has never flowered
Looked at it for white border but found out it was tricky so didn't bother
It might be just the thing for a spot by our porch in our west-facing front garden - the soil's quite well-drained - the blurb says a south or east facing wall - can anyone think why a west facing wall wouldn't be ok?
As for the price - I've seen worse http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/abeliophyllum-distichum-roseum-group/itemno.PL00000015/
What does it look like in summer? Forsythias don't have much to offer after flowering. Warm spots are mostly by the house and there plants need to look reasonable for as long as poss.
I was thinking that it could go next to the porch which has open sides and so in the summer has tubs of flowering plants in it, and it's quite a deep bed so there's room for plants that are more interesting in the summer to go in front of it.
That sounds a good idea Dove
Viburnum x bodnantense, easy smells wonderful, not much shape as a bush for the rest of the year. Sarcococca, small, neat evergreen, lovely scent. Various mahonias, scent again. Daphne bhuloa, fantastic scent, not so reliable for survival. Assorted winter flowering honeysuckles, lovely scent. These are all out now. Is this the time you want the flowers
It is good. The honeysuckles aren't climbers. I'll find you a link
They're not having a good year here, possibly not enough summer last year but usually are a delight.
christmas box, looks good and have a lovelig scent.
I've grown this for a number of years in the north east. It is growing against a west facing wall where it does well In the autum, it gets a feed of poyash to help the flowering
i wonder if anyone can tell how to get a catalogue from Acorn Cottage Snowdrops please? Thank you
The only Acorn Cottage I can find in connection with Snowdrops is one which belongs to someone in the CGS Snowdrop group.
It is mentioned here Airwaves-perhaps register and then ask?
Thank you both for your suggestions