I'd forgotten the variegated one, mine died. It does have the scent, sorry to confuse.
Are there any buds on it? It's coming up for their time. How large has it grown,? Is it struggling?
How big is 4? It doesn't look very big in the photo, just about hellebore size. It may be several hellebores inhibited by a bit of weed membrane,
Carnations aren't usually winter flowering. There are annuals and perennials in that family. some of the naming of plants in GCs is a bit vague.
i think the weed could be Canadian fleabane, Erigeron canadensis. Did it have tiny, dirty white flowers?
that's good to know hollie
Are you sure the variegated ones haven't flowered, you can barely see the flowers amidst all the variegation when they do come. They aren't really worth waiting for, so insignificant. Eleagnus aren't showy flowerers at all but some have a great scent (but not those variegated ones)
which eleagnus? How long have you had them?
Do it when the autumn comes, after the ground gets wet. Then you'll have new leaves by spring. cut all the old ones off. I've posted them with just a bit of root and all the leaves off and as far as I know they grow, Several forum members can confirm (or not).
I know it's not a clem but I don't know what it is