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This week has been a snowy one with winter finally hitting us and the business with a couple of days forced off and it totally changes the look of the garden with everything covered with snow, with every garden be it well kept or unkempt looking the same finding a plant of the week was going to be a problem.

The plant we noticed this week maybe because it was shown off better against the white background of the snow was Jasminum nudiflorum with its bright yellow flowers offering some winter cheer especially against a wall at the back of a border. Its a native to China and we find pruning after flowering helps to fill in bare patches, thicken the plant up and hence offer more flowers in the following flowering season. It also has a long flowering season, ours in our back garden started to flower in October this year and does not stop till March.

We have them in many of our small and large gardens and to be quite honest they seem to cope with many situations, from poor stony soil we find in Liphook, clay soil found in sunningdale to our rubbish sandy soil in Farnborough, the ones that do better have a little bit more sun.

This week we even managed to take a picture of one that has been planted fr 2 years now and hopefully the week is better witht he melt likely.

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