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Can someone please help me identify this lovely smelling shrub/plant

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 09:14
BB2 - i can only tell you where mine is - i didn't plant ityself, it was here when we came - but it is thriving. It is in acid soil, woodland edge, so partial shade. Rhs website gives more details - but i know it resents pruning, so try and pick somewhere where you won't need to cut it back. Also nice to have it somewhere you walk past lots in the winter, so you get a blast of the perfume every day


Posted: 05/03/2014 at 06:56

Ooops - missed you there Dove.  You are lucky to have found a place like that for your parents - it must be comforting to have confidence that they are well cared for as people, as well as physically.  


Posted: 05/03/2014 at 06:51

Morning Clari , Archie and AWB.  Cold one here - thick frost again.  Birds on the bird table have started bickering rather than playing nicely - must be nearly spring

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 23:30

And me too for the address - pm'd Jeannie but not sure it worked - thanks

Can someone please help me identify this lovely smelling shrub/plant

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 22:35

We are very acid - but it always loses a few leaves at this time of year - makes room for the new ones coming after the flowers


Posted: 04/03/2014 at 22:32

Hang on in there Tracey - he'll turn a corner I'm sure - just as long as he thinks its HIS idea, and not yours.  Teachers like to fire warning shots when there is still plenty of time for them to have an effect

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 22:10

Mrs G - your shoots look like crocosmia to me..... Love the raindrops on the lupin too.  Marion, what a delightful garden - looks enchanted


Lizzie - agree it will be sad to see the last of the snowdrops and hellebores (loving your clumps of both) - but we will be so carried away on a frothy tide of spring that we will forget to mind for too long

Can someone please help me identify this lovely smelling shrub/plant

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 22:00

I love mine (Jackie P - like Salinos).  The scent is not sickly, but so powerful.  It normally starts flowering in the Christmas holidays and is still going in April - what a plant



Posted: 04/03/2014 at 21:47

It was me with the Eurobulb recommendation - i hope you told them Chick sent you.  i was very pleased with the plants they sent (and my Mum was from Wisbech, so i feel good buying from them).

Pancakes here too - Mr C did us proud.  Mine had chocolate orange grated on - he bought it for Chicklet to cheer her up yesterday - claimed it was a source of vit C - she is much better today, so maybe he's on to something

Ggirl - 5* accommodation for all your garden friends!

Loved the sparrowhawk pictures too.


Posted: 04/03/2014 at 06:41

Have a lovely time Dove - many congratulations to them (66 years ..... Wow), and happy birthday to Pa - may he have all the (ice cream) cake he desires.

hard frost here - looks like it has been snowing, but it hasn't.  Might have known - when i went out at 8 last night the stars (particularly Orion) were blazing in the sky - so knew we were in for a cold one.  Need to go wake a chicklet - hoping she is on the mend

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