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David Spikes, I agree about Box; to me it smells of Tom Cats, but no one else seems to be able to smell it
Ginger lilies (hedychium densiflorum) and tomatoes still providing
and a novel method of securing tomatoes, but it obviously works.
Thanks fidget, it can get very windy here, so I grow them as climbers! Just need some sun to ripen them off now....
Nice hedychiums ....down here they spread too too much. Had various varieties and gave them to a friend who has acres. So I still get to see them. For me they also,have nice scent
Bamboogie, lovely garden
Brilliant Bamboogie! We have to do whatever works for our own plot
I like the smell of Cimcifugas too Verd, and I agree about the foliage - striking.
Hate hawthorn blossom - I think that smells of cat pee
Thanks Verdun and Fairygirl, I agree, H.densiflorum is a bit of a brute, but shallow rooting so easy for me to control. I do love the gingers! I've also got H.gardnerianum and H.greenii but not in flower yet. Yeah scent is lovely, strong in the morning I find, like lily of the valley.
I agree about box too, hate the smell. Thanks for the names of the heleniums, Verdun. I've just ordered one called "Red Jewel" - anyone know it?
Oooo Lizzie - spotted Red Jewel on Hardys website this morning ..... But they were out of stock. Let me know what its like !!
Sorry Busy, I only grow the Sahin Heleniums, i've tried to make/grow a prairie style border on top of a bank this year with mixed results. The heleniums, rudbeckia, stipa and pennisetum have done ok, but I got echinacea 'mistral' instead of regular purpurea and so are only 15 cm tall and rather lost!
Bamboogie, ??ou seem to enjoy plants I do.
Removing hedychiums actually was quite a workload. 3 year old plants had huge woody and very lomg and deep roots. Main issue was that nothing else could grow in an increasingly large area . I guess cannas do something similar too so I divide these every 2 or 3 years