Jasmine is wonderful until it begins to cover all your other plants and you have to keep trimming it back.
As you can see in the photo above, both jasmine and Lamb’s Ears can be very invasive. I have pulled up and cut back some of the jasmine that was smothering the Lamb’s Ears, but they, in turn are smothering some Sweet Williams that are trying to emerge. You can see that the jasmine is also invading the not-yet blooming daffodils on the right side and some leaves of Lilies of the Nile in the middle.
The jasmine climbs the garage wall and then extends its branches onto the sidewalk about four feet away, covering any border plants next to the sidewalk that happen to be there . The gardener recently trimmed it back, and I’m trying to find time to remove enough of the Lamb’s Ears to let the plants it is smothering free. Fortunately the daffodils can bloom right through anything.
Here are more photos of my daffodils and their garden companions. Once I finish the taxes I will need to do my winter garden chores before spring catches up with me.