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Philadelphus coronarius variegatus

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 12:36

How about a dogwood Philippa If scent is not too,important?  Cornus elegantissima has green and white leaves throughout summer and red stems now.  Cornus Aureus has bright yellow leaves for the growing season and, again, red stems now.  Both are easy, reliable and adaptable. Both are eye catching foliage shrubs

its here

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 12:32

Lovely day here.  Plenty of sunshine.  But breezy.  Not too cold 

Philadelphus coronarius variegatus

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 08:55

have to agree that Belle Etoile is hard to beat for sheer scent. I have a largish one and when I walk by as I cut the grass in June/early July the smell is amazing.  Cut grass and mock orange ....lovely 

Philadelphus coronarius variegatus

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 00:01

perhaps you're right then Hostafan.  Never known it burn.  Partial shade then

Tis The Season To Be Jolly

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 23:57

As clean as santa's white beard please Hostafan 

Clematis present

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 23:56

Oops!  Sorry Richard.  

Just possible that peanuts might be correct in thinking it was a poor plant....."not looking healthy at all".  Perhaps it was not simply dying back ??  By returning the plant perhaps peanuts could compare or enquire?  If then Peanuts was told it was simply doing what was natural for it then peace of mind...?  


Clematis present

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 22:13

No, don't plant the unhealthy looking one Peanuts

if you have the label try taking the plant back yourself.  Explain the situation and ask for a replacement.  never plant anything you feel is not looking good.  Chances are it will simply be a struggling plant .   

Philadelphus coronarius variegatus

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 22:06

Hmmmm!   Slightly disagree with Hostafan here.  Variegatus will be fine in sun.  However, Philippa do you mean aureus or variegatus?  Aureus ...the yellow leaved variety.....will certainly scorch in sun and should be in dappled shade. Variegatus,,with its green and white leaves, is a much tougher variety.

Tis The Season To Be Jolly

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 18:00

What's santa's fav plant?   Ho, ho holly 



Posted: 06/12/2014 at 17:53

Stanley, look for first pair fat buds below those flower heads and cut back to them.   Agree with Dave about timing and appearance over winter.

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