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13/03/2013 at 21:54


I am wanting some advice please. I purchased a winter flowering Jasmine for my mum for her birthday about 5 years ago and it has taken off beautifully. Unfortunatley they are moving home and cannot uproot the jasmine to transport it as it has becometoo big.

As a housewarming gift I am going to purchase another winter flowering jasmine, I just wanted to know if there are any other suggestions for winter flowering plants that I could add to the gift. The garden in their new house grows helibores well.

I am unsure of soil type, but the garden it has both shadey and open sunny spaces.

Any suggestions would be much greatley received.


13/03/2013 at 22:02

Sarcococca for scent, small neat evergreen. Cyclamen coum, flowering since new year and still out in spite of the bashing it's had from the weather.

13/03/2013 at 22:02

Skimmia And Viburnums flower well in Winter

13/03/2013 at 22:11

thank you

13/03/2013 at 23:16
For this time of year what better than daphne odoraaureomarginata ? Wonderful scent, evergreen and a "looker".
14/03/2013 at 08:03

 Hi Kate, Try Ribes Laurifolium(above). It is easy to grow, very hardy,ever green and the scented flowers appear in Dec/Jan and stay till April.It has dark green waxy leaves all year round.It is easy to strike from cuttings or layerings.It does not grow very tall either.I hope your parents like it.


14/03/2013 at 08:12
If there's the right spot for it, iris unguicularis is a real midwinter treat.
14/03/2013 at 09:28
That ribes is lovely
14/03/2013 at 22:01

I agree, the ribes is stunning.    How about Viburnum Bodnantense "Dawn" for pink flowers all winter?

14/03/2013 at 22:12

Have a look at the "Winter Wonders" thread on the forum!

14/03/2013 at 22:47
I still have viburnum B in pot to go in and can't decide where , says in book sun and another sun/shade ... Does it like wind protection say or what about full sun should we get a heatwave summer
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