Plant help please

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  1. Dougie212

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    Hi..

    Please.. dont laugh gardeners.....

    My wife has asked that we plant out a large terracotta pot in our front garden with a "large ball of colour and smells lovely.."

    Does anyone have any plant suggestions please to create the above....

    Thanks..

    Dougie
     
  2. Arthur2shedsJackson

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    How about a Hydrangea ?
     
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    Try a Choisya.
     
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    if its in a pot try a gardenia, not hardy so will need moved in for winter.
     
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    Liking the choisya....

    Are they usually readily available at larger nurseries?
     
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    Can't see why not.
     
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    The common choysia ternata will be available even at the likes of B and Q.
     
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    If you're going for the Choisya, get a mature plant, or it will be a long time before your wife's wish for a ball of colour to fill a large terracotta pot comes true.

    Also, I don't know about your part of the country, but mine suffer badly in heavy frost.
     
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    I see the op is in Staffordshire,so a Mahonia might be a better choice, they are tough.
     

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