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Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

Bargain buy last year, I've stuck it in a pot and let it grow to see if I like it enough to warrant a spot in the garden.

Been caught out before with a blue and a white buddleia that both turned out to be 'spirea billiardii' image

Had a nice surprise this year though when my escallonia turned out to be a Japanese quince image

So what's this one? 

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Interested to see what you think, past experience has taught me not to trust the label on these "bargains"

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,153

    Philadelphus ( orange blossom) will have sweet scented flowers.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,433

    Hi Kitty. It is sooo difficult to tell some shrubs with seeing their flowers etc. What you have there could be a Weigela or a Philadelphus (Mock Orange) and there are probably others so hopefully someone else will come along with the definitive identification.

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,433

    I see that fidgetbones and I had a similar idea image

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  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    Thanks fidget, the label was right for once image

    I like the bright green foliage but have yet to see a flower. Need to read up on best place for it and pruning now.

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    Thanks LB image 

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    P.S. any tips or advice is most welcome.

    I'm a bit clueless and I trust you lot more than Mr Google image

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,153

    It flowers on last years wood, so don't prune it this year, except if there is a branch that is crossing or diseased.

    Next year, prune after flowering, taking out a third of old wood back to the base, giving a cycle of newer wood from which flowers will come. Otherwise it gets taller and taller and the flowers are right at the top and you cant smell them.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    Thanks very much for the additional info fidget .

    It's much appreciated. ? image

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