Posted: 02/10/2017 at 15:52
I sowed some old ones found when I sorted out my seeds this spring and they took forever to germinate and then got hit by a seriously of May and a heatwave in June and sat and did nothing. Busy-Lizzie, who gardens inland in the Dordogne, warned me they go over quickly because of the heat. I finally potted the surviving half dozen all together in one pot in July which I kept in semi shade and, lo and behold, I now have a few, short stemmed, small flowered but highly scented blooms.
I shall try sowing some this month wit a view to getting an early start before things heat up next spring. Should be OK as I don't get anywhere near as cold as Busy here near the Vendée coastline and I shall sow some more in January to try and extend the season but keep them in shade for most of the day.