I've never noticed a smell either Fairy and they're heaped up in the door frame
I smell the bats sometimes when weather conditions are right, even when the bats aren't at home
My seeds are germinating
Centaurea macrocephala, thanks jo
A white agastache, whose was that? and lots of those sent by Fishy, thanks Fishy
I doubt if it would do harm but I'm not a scientist and don't know how it works
Christopher Lloyd said it goes off.
I trust Christopher Lloyd's judgement
They like Crittall metal French doors as well. They all fell out when the doors were opened yesterday
I'm happy with sow now germinate sometime next year but longer than that and I can't be bothered with it
But if you like the excitement of growing from seed, Catherine is right, they need cold treatment. Sow them now in good well drained compost and leave them outside til they germinate. Don't be tempted to protect or use heat.
I have hostas just coming into flower and the leaves look pretty good as well. Not favourites on the slug menu unlike their near neighbours.
Yes it can. I think late winter is the time. Some people cut them back very hard every year for large leaves and no flowers.