Oooh thanks for the noms all, she is a bonny lass if I say so myself
Although the petals look waxy they are not LG, quite soft actually. I am amazed how many buds it has to come, all round the base of the stem I can see them starting to form. I've never tried to grow these before and just picked up a pack of reduced seeds late season last year. They are f1 hybrids so no chance of viable seed, but I am going to try a leaf cutting - for the first time. Supposedly they can be propagated quite easily by that method. Famous last words
Twixt optimist and pessimist the difference is droll, the optimist sees the doughnut whilst the pessimist sees the hole
Rosefriend, thank you for enlarging, I failed miserably trying. Ladygardener, I'm pleased you like it. I am hoping it will be ok on the plot, I've planted it where it will hopefully be slightly sheltered (well as much as you can on an exposed slope) but I may need to give it a bit of winter protection.
Thanks. We bought 4 of them and they are all different sizes. I don't know if the soil is poorer as we go left across the front yard or what. This one is probably just shy of 3 ft right now and the last one in probably just over 1 ft. Weird. I guess eventually they will all catch up.
There is a dome shaped pagoda in town which is covered in a lush green leaved climber in summer, they look like Jasmine leaves. What a surprise to see this in November, it is beautiful! No idea what it is!
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