It was drizzling. Not unexpected in Plymouth generally, and especially this water soaked summer. But even so the perfume from the Trachelospermum jasminoides I've got planted by my rear garden entrance filled the air. It was only just starting when I left, coming up to full bloom when I returned, and wafting out its sweetness into a fairly warm and humid evening. Heavenly - and very relaxing.
|Trachelospermum jasminoides - flowr detail|
I have a stretch of house wall by the rear garden entrance that drops straight onto concrete paving. It was the ideal place but I'd have to grow the star jasmine in a large pot and up a suitable framework. No problem. A bit of construction work with bamboo canes cut from my Chusquea coloeu and I had a suitable framework to carefully twine the stems around.
|Trachelospermum jasminoides - after planting in June 2011|
|Trachelospermum jasminoides - July 2012|
|Trachelospermum jasminoides - new and winter foliage colour|