The Encouragement Of Small Things

We bought a climbing shrub in Asda back in about March or April time. We were looking for a climber to put in a pot outside the back door where it would get the sun most of the day and climb up the brick wall. We decided on a Jasmine Officinale, an evergreen climber that would produce loads of white, scented, star shaped flowers through the summer.

Sadly, the weather was so bad in April and May that it gradually started to look as though it was dying. After a couple of weeks, we cut it back to a few inches high in the hope that it might recover. As the weather warmed up, we could see some signs of life, and last week, we saw some flower buds.

Just this morning, we saw the first flowers emerge. Let’s hope it can now thrive and cover the wall with flowers.

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