All the new foliage which appears after the savage early spring pruning of Jasminum officinale
will produce slightly larger flowers with just a tinge of pink on the petal ends and an even lovelier perfume.
A: Your jasmine is the gorgeous Jasminum officinale
, which actually needs little pruning to get lots of flowers but it does normally outgrow its space, which is why people cut it back.
is a fast-growing climbing plant that produces an abundance of little white flowers from June all the way through to October.
Obvious choices include scented honeysuckles, climbing roses and common white jasmine (Jasminum officinale
), which can reach 8m (26ft) and produces clusters of simple, white trumpet-shaped flowers from early summer to autumn if planted in well-drained soil in a warm, sheltered spot, ideally on a south-facing wall.
has deep green, finely cut leaves that appear from red leaf buds in spring.
Summer - cytisus battandieri, jasminum officinale
, roses and philadelphus.
Choose honeysuckle for a climber that provides not only subtle colour but a gorgeous aroma or perhaps the jasmine - jasminum officinale
- a semi-evergreen, woody stemmed climber grown for clusters of small, yellow star-shaped flowers.
Some climbers, including Hedera canariensis `Gloire de Marengo', Jasminum officinale
`Fiona Sunrise', Hydrangea serratifolia and Vitis coignetiae need no pruning, other than to keep within your boundary.
Some climbers,including Hedera canariensis `Gloirede Marengo', Jasminum officinale
`FionaSunrise',Hydrangea serratifolia and Vitis coignetiae need no pruning, other than to keep within your boundary.
AA SELF-SUPPORTING climber like Jasminum officinale
will use the pipe brackets to support itself.
Two more beautifully scented climbers are our native honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum), whose flowers can be used in salads, and jasmine (Jasminum officinale
, honeysuckle, tobacco plants, and Nicotiana sylvestris are all particular favourites, with the latter's white tubular flowers seeming to attract the most insects, luckily resulting in copious amounts of seeds.
For scent in the garden in a warm, sunny location, you might try Jasminum officinale
from Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and W.
rubens 'Elizabeth', 'Jasminum officinale
' and 'Wisteria floribunda'.
AThe lovely old-fashioned jasmine (Jasminum officinale
) is not truly evergreen but tends to hang on to its leaves in the winter.