Accepting of any soil type and aspect, winter jasmine
simply requires a sheltered spot in which to live, either sunny or partially shaded.
Other plants, such as wych hazel, winter jasmine
and lily of the valley, have been extending their flowering season from winter or spring only to autumn, winter and spring.
, looking wonderful for several weeks as more and more bright yellow flowers burst into bloom, needs older shoots thinned out after flowering.
Cut back climbers including honeysuckle, ivy and winter jasmine
One of the most fragrant and popular varieties is winter jasmine
, Jasminum polyanthum, which needs moist soil and bright but indirect sunlight.
IT'S HARD FOR MOST SOUTHERNERS to imagine a time before the landscape was redolent with Japanese honeysuckle, when English ivy didn't blanket moist woodlands, and when the last remnants of vast coastal forests were not smothered by Asian wisteria--a time before these and now-beloved plants like garden roses, winter jasmine
, and Chinese azaleas had been brought to our shores.
INCREASE stocks of winter jasmine
by taking cuttings now and putting them in a cold frame.
(Jasminum nudiflorum) Brighten up your winter garden with this hardy, deciduous, scrambling shrub which bears masses of bright yellow flowers on bare branches in early spring.
Take cuttings of winter jasmine
and insert them into a cold frame.
Try these too: Spirea, flowering cherry and plum, witch hazel, pussy willow, flowering crab apple, winter jasmine
and flowering quince.
In wintertime, winter jasmine
will shine out with its bright yellow flowers, and will look good if planted with one of the newcompact patio clematis to flower during the summer.
The sweetly fragrant vine with bountiful pink buds and white blossoms that you'll soon be seeing--and perhaps wishing you had in your own garden--is Jasminum polyanthum.
The yellow-flowered winter jasmine
(Jasminum nudiflorum), which sadly does not smell, can be very effectively trained against a wall, as can Winter Sweet (Chimonanthus praecox), which does have a fragrance.
IF you don't have the delightful winter jasmine
already, then I would make a point of getting it.
Move to spring TODAY it became spring again The air has turned Daffodils stamped down in winter, have Blossomed yellow and golden An old blackbird, his beak twisted, has found A mate Feral kittens born under the ivy are Flourishing into adulthood, Splendid in Their father's markings Fir trees, rowans and even the old ash, have Taken on a new freshness The winter jasmine
wonderful as is the early Cherry.