hi everyone

i have a climber against my wall, i think its a jasmine, but im not sure, it gets tiny red or dark pink flowers but not many, its is very thick and top heavy, it has pulled the trellis off the wall, will it be ok, if i cut it back now, and does anyone know why it gets such a small amount of flowers, the few i do get, the bees love. thanks


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,095

    Have you got a photo? it doesn't sound like a jasmine with red flowers , they are usually white.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • lynne24lynne24 Posts: 121

    ooh fidgetbones, reading your post, i know its not a jasmine, i did know the name of it, but i just cant think, i know its quite commen, hopefully, it will come back to me and i will post again, thanks   image

  • SwissSueSwissSue Posts: 1,447


  • I have one and it does sound like jasmine like mine,complete waste of trellis, the white jasmine is so much nicer with its heavy scent.

  • lynne24lynne24 Posts: 121

    no swiss sue, i know its not honeysuckle, its driving me insane now, because i cant remember the name of it, ive been all over the internet trying to find it, the flowers are really tiny, sometimes they only time i know they are there is when the bees are on it,i think it flowers early summer, its thick with leaves, which are quite small but long, wider at the top then go to a point, i will have to try and post a pic tomorrow

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,356

    I have a Jasmine Stephanese - the buds are quite red until they open to pink - does it look like this video of one?:

    If so, they can take as hard a pruning as is necessary but it will take 2-3 years before it starts flowering again, unless you can manage to keep some of the old wood.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,043

    Jasminum beesianum is pretty much red


  • I agree with Nutcutlet as I have two of these jasmines, plus a yellow flowered one.

  • lynne24lynne24 Posts: 121

    hi everyone, thanks for your posts, it is the the jasmine, on the 2 links, but not nearly as nice,as i said hardly any flowers and i agree with diddy, it was a waste of trellis, so i have cut it all down and dug it out, my back is killing me now ha ha, i will find another climber next spring, maybe a white jasmine, they look lovely and i believe smell nice, i have a honeysuckle in the front which is lovely. thanks again everyone for all your help  image

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