All that glitters is not gold

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All that glitters is not gold

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » April 15th, 2017, 10:05 am

Some years ago I was fascinated with the fragrance of Gardenia.
After a few years of disappointment I was able to grow them to my liking.
Now they are 6 feet tall and in full bloom, yes sir my eyes say so but my nose failed to acknowledge it (under the nose it is still the sweetest smelling}, whereas in case of Motia it was the otherway round.
I have decided to keep only one plant and replace the others with MOTIA.

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Re: All that glitters is not gold

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » April 16th, 2017, 12:19 pm

It is also no good as a cut flower,the opening bud just stops where it was and next day you have to throw it out.
I am keeping one just to be able to say I ALSO HAVE IT.

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Re: All that glitters is not gold

Post by Izhar » April 16th, 2017, 2:13 pm

Sir, please get some imported Thai varieties which have a more stronger fragrance which wafts like motia....

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Re: All that glitters is not gold

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » April 16th, 2017, 6:42 pm

OK will look for them.

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Re: All that glitters is not gold

Post by khabbab » April 19th, 2017, 12:20 pm

Two thai varieties are commonly available in Lahore. One is the tietensis double which is with very broad ugly leaves and not a compact plant but tolerates high PH overwatering. The other is vietanese gardenia with single flowers very fragrant. Both thrive on neglect.
Lahore gardening blog
http://www.lahoregardening.com

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Re: All that glitters is not gold

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » April 20th, 2017, 7:39 pm

My honeymoon with Gardenia is over.
Thanks

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