Friday, July 18, 2008

Jasminum polyanthum, Jasmine

Jasminum polyanthum, Jasmine

Once the harbinger of Spring,this Jasmine now begins to flower in June and is at its peak now in mid July. I like it when the first pink buds open but by the time it is a mass of flower it is a bit overwhelming and it reminds you of its presence at a distance of 20 metres.

It really needs to be grown in a tough spot. Somewhere the mower can go right up to the base to mow down any wayward shoots. It ends up with an almost tree like base so perhaps should be sold with a "buyer beware" tag before being planted in a choice spot

tree like trunk of Jasmine polyanthum

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