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Mock orange?


This has cropped up in my it a mock orange? 

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,266

    It looks very much as if it might be. Wish something like that would crop up in my garden! image

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Well it's the first thing that's cropped up that isn't a weed ??

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,360

    Is it regrowth from the base of those dead sticks beside it?

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Yes nutcutlet...does that give us a clue of some sort?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,360

    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? image

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,360

    Hattie, just wondered and the sticks are Philadelphus which this is. I'd cut the dead bits off.image

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  •  If it helps it smells amazing! 

    Last edited: 25 June 2016 18:16:27

  • My friend also thought it was a clematis but I havnt planted one there 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,360

    It's a Philadelphus, aka mock orange.

    Old stems right, leaves and flowers right

    Scent right.

    It's bit spindly and wavy stemmed which could give an impression of a climber like clematis, 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,358

    I've always found that confusing. I've often heard Choisya called Mock Orange too.  My brain can't cope with it all ...  image  image

    Nice little find though Hattie. They do have a lovely scent-especially on a warm evening   image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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