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Philadelphus 'Nymans'

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By Anget


Philadelphus 'Nymans'

My favourite philadelphus. Reasonably small with contrasting purple-grey calyces. Looks more pronounced in the flesh.



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.....and what a fragrance it has.!

23 May, 2020

 

I love Philadelphus. Have never seen this one before though. Mine are Belle Etoile and Virginal. This one looks lovely. The fragrance is the best in the garden. I even prefer it to my roses and honeysuckle, but then the roses flower a lot longer.

23 May, 2020

 

It was an unplanned acquisition when we went to a garden in Glos. I fell in love with it on sight. I've just planted Belle Etoile.

23 May, 2020

 

That is nice and early. I too love the scent - it always reminds me of parents' evenings at school when I had a vase of it next to me ( to help the time go by!!!)

23 May, 2020

 

Ha ha...love your strategy there Chris!

23 May, 2020

 

Many years ago, in our bungalow, we were surrounded by raised beds. I planted a Virginal bought in a plastic packet from Woollies in a wild area we nicknamed Dingley Dell (!). It was raised up and the shrub grew to enormous proportions and I pruned it so that it arched over the path. You could sit under it to get shade but the perfume could be rather overwhelming. Unfortunately, my novice over enthusiastic cutting back eventually killed it off. I loved that tiny piece of the garden.

23 May, 2020

 

It created a peaceful mini Dell for you..Anget
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Woollies does remind me of numerous times when we were in town and couldn't find certain items but always finished up there successfully. Chepstow's store was a very generous size.

23 May, 2020

 

Awe thats a lovely one. My mum and I always bought Woolworth plants it was the only place to get plants as we did nt haver garden centres like now only nurseries which only for trade.

23 May, 2020



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