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Kathy43Kathy43 Posts: 116
 Can Any of you brain boxes help?
I buy plants, and forget what they are!
One looks a bit like jasmine  and the other has the look of honeysuckle. Thanks 

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  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,636
    I agree with your guess, top photo looks like a honeysuckle and the second a Jasmine, not sure which ones though.
  • Kathy43Kathy43 Posts: 116
    Do you know the conditions they prefer? I'm having a shuffle, to make way for a drive! 
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,636
    Honeysuckles prefer a cool and damp spot around the roots, so if you can find a place like that, it would be perfect. One establish, they will do fine in semi-shade and sun.

    Jasmines prefer sun to flower. They can be planted in semi-shade and if the shrub is mature, it's more stronger and hardier and less fussy with soil conditions. If it's a young plant, I recommend you make sure the soil is well prepared to be free draining. They are not reliably hardy if you have very cold winters. Make sure it's placed in a west or southerly aspect if possible.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    Both need lots of root space and water - the honeysuckle in particular will get mildew if too dry.  The jasmine looks like Trachelospermum jasminoides (star jasmine) to me and those prefer full sun or light shade.  Honeysuckles are woodland plants so can take more shade than the jasmine.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Kathy43Kathy43 Posts: 116
    Great, thank you. I have a honey, in full shade, and it's huge! 
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