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Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 11:06

Thanks Nut - do you grow either?

i once tried trachelospermum, but it didn't survive the first winter (in our frost pocket) - is there any difference in hardiness between them?  And are both floriferous?

otherwise it seems that the choice is really evergreen (with some autumn tints) or deciduous.


Posted: 03/04/2015 at 10:55

I'd agree - not looking good.  They are not long lived plants (about 20 years I think) - so maybe its time is up?

Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 10:51

A friend of mine wants to cover the back fence of his garden with white flowered scented jasmine.  He was going to go with trachelspermum, but has been recommended to use officinale instead.  does anyone know the difference, and which would you go for?  He lives in urban southeast.


Posted: 03/04/2015 at 10:35

Enjoy your new bench Gemma Only trouble i find with cushions is finding somewhere to store them when they are not being sat on

Just been watching the birds on the feeders.  I got a new bird bath for my birthday last year - a sort of metal sculpturey thing like a bowl on a stick (bad description....its actually really nice).  I was beginning to wonder if the birds would ever use it, as i had never seen much activity, but had started to notice bits of seed at the bottom of the bowl.  Well today i could see why - a couple of coaltits sat on the side drinking away. Lovely

Grey and mizzly here - perfect day for collecting more horse muck.  Have just texted horsey friends to see if they are around today to let us in the fields.  Looking forward to the long weekend  


Posted: 02/04/2015 at 06:40

Have a good day Hosta  Will probably be a busy one too.  People seem to panic at the thought of 24hours without a supermarket open, and rush to stock up accordingly.

one more day at the saltmines for me .....then lots of gardening planned.  Need to sharpen my secateurs (Literally)

Fishy's 'pleasant reminders of schooldays. Not !!!

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 22:22

My favourites were chocolate flavoured limes - whats that all about

Contrast or clash; complement and safe

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 21:32

Definitely a complementary wuss here .....although even then I have disasters.  Who knew phlox "orange perfection" would turn out to be distinctly pink


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 21:28

OH asked the same asparagus question yesterday - checked my trusty diary, and our first shoots appeared on April 5th last year.  

I think that last sentence qualifies me as a true garden nerd

Daffodil bulbs

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 21:22

I agree with the tomorite Tootles, but i use it at this time of year, when the flowers have gone over and the leaves are still going strong.  I wouldn't be able to find my bulbs in the autumn

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 21:11

How lovely Joybell - such pretty pastels.  What is the pink flowered shrub?

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