This has cropped up in my garden....is it a mock orange?
It looks very much as if it might be. Wish something like that would crop up in my garden!
Well it's the first thing that's cropped up that isn't a weed ??
Is it regrowth from the base of those dead sticks beside it?
Yes nutcutlet...does that give us a clue of some sort?
you're thinking of Mexican (or something) orange blossom Philippa.
Mock orange is what some people call Philadelphus, which my mum used to called syringa, which is lilac.
OK if I stick to the proper names?
Hattie, just wondered and the sticks are Philadelphus which this is. I'd cut the dead bits off.
If it helps it smells amazing!
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My friend also thought it was a clematis but I havnt planted one there
It's a Philadelphus, aka mock orange.
Old stems right, leaves and flowers right
It's bit spindly and wavy stemmed which could give an impression of a climber like clematis,
I've always found that confusing. I've often heard Choisya called Mock Orange too. My brain can't cope with it all ...
Nice little find though Hattie. They do have a lovely scent-especially on a warm evening