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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:11 pm    Post subject: Unknown shrub Reply with quote

This shrub was nearly dead in a pot with no drainage. I thought it looked a bit Mediterranean so I decided to rescue it by moving it to a sunny position and making draining holes in the pot. And it has come back really well and even flowered! But what is it??


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like trachleospernum jasmoniedes (Probably spelt wrong)
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry Greengage but flowers are very wrong for Trachelospermum jasminoides

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Trachelospermum+jasminoides&client=firefox-a&hs=VYE&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=rcs&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=1NoyVLCRL6yS7AbV4oCoCw&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1536&bih=728


It is Myrtus communis or something in Myrtus sp that very similar.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9c/Myrtus_communis.jpg
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I acknowledge your superior wisdom but i was on a roll earlier while you were sleeping. Surprised
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry Greengage, I have to agree with Silver Surfer... How do you do it Silver Surfer??? Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roger wrote:
Sorry Greengage, I have to agree with Silver Surfer... How do you do it Silver Surfer??? :shock:



Had a garden in Wales where we grew many trees/shrubs/perennials/ferns/bulbs.
Including Myrtus and Trachelospermum jasminoides
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

try crushing the leaves as it has a strange smell. Apparently the Royal Family always have it in their wedding bouquets. Its picked especially from Osbourne House on the Isle of Wight (Queen Victorias residence) as they have loads of the bushes there
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would loved to have seen that garden in wales.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greengage wrote:
I would loved to have seen that garden in wales.


18 months ago it was looking almost immaculate.
It was pretty much a full time job for 2 of us to keep it neat and tidy.

The couple that bought the place bought it for our garage and 1,000 sq ft basement/storage space!
They both worked and have no real plant knowledge.
I dread to imagine what fate has befallen in since we left it.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Decades of work probably in ruins unfortunately. Hopefully they appreciate what went into it and either enrolled somebody to look after it or else got green fingered themselves.
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