Yes, again that stupid self-satisfied laugh. Because:
I’ve tried to get my Jasminum polyanthum to rebloom for years. It’s always been one thing or another – too dry, too cold, not cold enough… and the most I ever got were maybe half a dozen mishappen flowers.
So last autumn, I left it outside as long as I dared. In a sheltered spot on the balcony, covered up a bit, it stayed out well past the first frost. I wouldn’t have been too sorry if it had frozen to death – but it didn’t, and it seems keeping it outside for so long did the trick at last (they need about 6 weeks of cool temperatures to induce blooming, and my bedroom isn’t cool enough for that). I think it has at least as many flowers now as when I bought it, maybe more – it deserves the name polyanthum, “many-flowered”, now!
The flowers are perfectly shaped, too (and miraculously, my camera actually consented to focus on what I was trying to take a picture of). And the scent… the entire Nettle Nest smells of jasmine! The only downside is, I had to move it to the kitchen (it was in the bedroom before, and the scent was just too strong there), and now I can no longer tell if my food smells good, because all I can smell is jasmine!