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toomuchtooold Wed 08-Jun-16 06:22:42

Hi all, one of the massive bushes from our garden has just come into flower so I thought this would be a good time to ask if anyone can name it for me?

Kwirrell Wed 08-Jun-16 06:57:55

Philadelphus, also k own a Mock Orange

toomuchtooold Wed 08-Jun-16 08:13:35

Thank you!

Kwirrell Wed 08-Jun-16 08:15:35

I am jealous mine has only a few flowers

Gatekeeper Wed 08-Jun-16 08:27:06

ohh I an envious of that- mine sulks and has a scattering of flowers and that's that. Have shown it this photo and told it it's for the chop!

toomuchtooold Wed 08-Jun-16 15:01:02

Ah Gatekeeper, don't be too hard on it! It's on a south facing slope here in sunny south Germany, where sometimes you would swear you can hear the plants go "whoosh" as they shoot up past your windows...

silversixpence Wed 08-Jun-16 17:47:15

I love the smell, am planning to plant one near the front door.

wowfudge Wed 08-Jun-16 17:53:56

They flower on old wood so if you are cutting back new growth after it has finished flowering, you could be cutting off what would otherwise bear flowers next time.

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