April 6, 2019 By Penny Devries In Garden Plants
The jasmine should have the flower-bearing shoots cut hard back once the petals fall. The duo offered little interest for the rest of the year until a creamy-yellow, variegated ivy grew in to cover the bare wall behind them.
How or why the deservedly popular Hamamelis mollis gained the common name of witch hazel is a mystery. One suggestion is that it derives from the fact that early American settlers used the twigs for water divining in much the same way as hazel twigs back home in England.
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