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Osmanthus for Bloomer

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Sandra, remember the little Osmanthus shrubs we planted in the Spring of 2011?

Mine went in the South facing gravel garden, heavy Sussex clay beneath but I dug a lot of it out and replaced with good soil, compost and grit.

Here we are in Summer 2017 and just look how it has grown! It has not had any pruning whatsoever, mind you, it could possibly do with a bit of shaping up now.

I hope yours is thriving too.

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Thanks for posting this Shirley..and isn't it looking lovely? The shape and new foliage on yours is much nicer than mine,but it is doing well too,although a bit lopsided ! lol.It is actually in the same corner as the bird feeder ! get my drift? and lots of the discarded bits of Sunflower hearts plus 'other stuff 'are stuck on some of the foliage..! Oddly enough..or is it ?..the 'birdy' side of the shrub isn't growing as much as the unblemished side.,also,it's a bit shaded too.as yours looks as though it is totally in full sun,and a very open position..I still love it though,and think it may need a bit of shaping..or moving to a south facing position,where it's bird free ! I will post a photo soon....after a bit of a clean up :o) xx

20 Jul, 2017

 

It's doing well Shirley ... it's lovely :)

20 Jul, 2017

 

It looks very attractive.

20 Jul, 2017

 

Its doing great isnt it. I have two of these, but of course they grow a lot slower here.

20 Jul, 2017

 

Sandra, I shall look out for the photo of your Osmanthus ...

Thanks Hywel, Stera and Karen, there is another at the other end of the wall, pretty much the same growth as this one.

21 Jul, 2017

 

Doing well, they do thrive in the South.....

21 Jul, 2017

 

Certainly do ... :o)

22 Jul, 2017

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