Posted: 10/03/2014 at 18:39
Hope your ma will be ok Dove
Phillipa, I grow several,pittosporums.....Tom Thumb, garnetti, Irene Patterson, Tobira and a very tender variety (name escapes me right now but it's even whiter than Irene Patterson. I pruned/shaped this amd garnetti today....I know I will lose,those scented flowers but they are grown for their foliage and shape. But the foliage has a nice scent when cut or bruised.
Soil is free draining, it's very mild here (near the coast in S W Cornwall) and pittosporum thrives here.
MrsG, if you want 3 arches go for it I have just the one, a home made galvanised steel, black painted lasting forever jobbie. Two heavy honeysuckles completely,cover it...scent in summer is womderful. (will prune it tomorrow).