Shrubs and Vines: Autumn clematis, February daphne, common lilac, mock orange
, rose, viburnum snowball, summer-sweet.
The delicious smell of this flowering shrub may only last a couple of weeks but for me it's one of the most memorable events of summer and there are varieties to suit most gardens, from the golden mock orange
Philadelphus coronarius 'Aureus', which can be used to light up the back of a mixed border, to the more compact P.
THE golden leaves of mock orange
(Philadelphus aureus) mean it really stands out in a border, but it's the sweetly-scented blossoms that make it a star.
I have two neighbours to thank for the sweet scent of mock orange
which fills the air in my own garden - the fragrance wafting quite a distance from where these flowering shrubs are actually planted.
Plants including berberis, buddleia, cornus, kerria, spiraea, deciduous viburnum, mock orange
and salix are all suited to this method.
WHITE FLOWERING SHRUBS Choose sturdy, old-fashioned bridal wreath spirea (Spiraea) and fragrant mock orange
(Philadelphus) for a romantic, blowsy white garden.
If you only have room for one large scented plant at the back of your border, make it a mock orange
(philadelphus), whose white flowers appear in profusion in June and July and whose rich orange-blossom fragrance can be enjoyed from a good distance away in the warm summer evenings.
He meant the giant, spiky shrub at the bottom of the drive and the straggly mock orange
next to it.
If you have a passion for mock orange
(Pittosporum Tobira) shrubs, then you should be aware of the compact 'Wheeler Dwarf' and 'Turner's Variegated Dwarf' varieties.
When mock orange
(Philadelphus) has finished flowering, prune out a proportion of the oldest and weakest shoots and prune to improve the shape of the shrub.
ADD beauty and colour to your garden next spring with a FREE Mock Orange
flowering shrub, courtesy of the Daily Record.
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