Posted: 30/05/2017 at 07:58
I like a wild, natural look to my garden. I have had Hesperis growing now for about 20 years but this year it has taken over. Two weeks ago the main colour was bluebells, the last of the tulips, honesty, columbine and Welsh poppies then one week of amazing weather and the Hesperis shot up, some now taller than me, and is absolutely dominating everything. It is swamping the rest of the plants which are responding by growing taller themselves. It feels like I'm shrinking. I've never seen anything like it and clearly I need to remove lots of it but it looks and smells divine. Is anyone else noticing the same thing? What can I do to keep it smaller next year?