Lyn ((hugs)) I hope you were all able to have some peaceful rest after that.
So you're more than 27 David?
We all get spells in our life when our garden runs away from us for a while.
Jasmine is quite an amenable beauty and usually reacts really well to being cut back. A feed of Fish, Blood and Bone will help it along
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It's one of the summer flowering jasmines - beautifully perfumed flowers.
Someone may even be able to tell you which one ...
It does need a bit of taming doesn't it
Hello Nanniemo - should have welcomed you aboard - hope we see more of you and your gardening
The trailing ones would be better planted out near a fence or on a bank - somewhere they can tumble and scramble - they can get very 'long' - 6 ft or so.
The non trailing ones will be fine in the baskets.
David - well braked!
Sorry to hear about your sad loss.
You can buy No Mess bird food which will not sprout. Don't use the fat balls - I find there's much less waste from the suet cakes and blocks - the birds seem to prefer the ones with mealworms in them http://shopping.rspb.org.uk/bird-food/suet-and-fat/suet-cakes-blocks.html
Hope that helps