It was a lovely day out in the garden yesterday
- in the sense that it was dry and mild.
And you could conceive of ‘ the doing’ with some joy.
And I did!
But it was not sunny – it was in fact as dull as ditchwater.
And yet turn the corner………
………….and there was sun on the wall.
A sunnyness that was not at all eggy in that harsh yolky way of much of Spring flower.
Sure it is just Winter Jasmine, Jasmine nudiflorum. We all have it or have had it.
And yet, beneath a Cedrus libani, this wall is often heavily shaded for much of the day and then as suddenly brightly sunny for the end of it. The soil is drained of moisture by the cedar roots and the stone work around.
A challenging spot in short!
Yet this jasmine thrives and now gives of its best. When we might value it most.
It makes good dense ground cover
but will also clamber up and through trellis as here
Time, site and habit tolerant!
Good on you Nude Jasmine!
Robert, never underestimate the effect of the humble, the common and the obvious!
PS ‘Nudiflorum’ of course means ‘nude flower’, literally flowering on leafless branches.