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Fragrant plants

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 10:21

Oh blow . Long post just lost.  Quick precis then....

"small" scent?  Heliotropes, regal lilies (others too). Daffodil Cheerfulness (wonderful). Hyacinths, wallflowers, stocks, choc,cosmos, agastaches for their different aromatic foliage, ditto with salvias esp elegantissima...the pineapple sage.  Lippia Citriodora that gives off a very strong lemon fragrance when touched just as the pineapple sage does.  There is also an orange salvia.  Scented pelargoniums planted near window,,doors and pathways.  A small choisya called White Dazzler.

sweet box does not smell close up but it wafts around fhe garden in late winter as does hamamellis Pallida.  

I have some honeysuckles including 2 over an arch.....sumptuous for most of the well as jasmine.  

Lavendar of course....plant as a hedge or at least in a group of 3.  

Not too hot on annuals but nicotianas esp the white ones are highly scented

think I've missed some I had posted and lost but no reason not to have scent in the garden 

Jacobs Ladder

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 09:57

Oh yes hollie

 check out the variegated ones...Stairway to Heaven and Brise d'Anjou. (Bet I've spelt that wrong....I had better check).   Same blue flowers but on delightful foliage 

The first frost

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 09:52

Clearly in the minority but I thought it was a good summer. Tomatoes still ripening....only a very few left but they are ready and crop has been superb over a long period

cold this morning first thing.....well, coldish.... but already warm sunshine and total blue sky.  

I too hate the passing of summer but its holding on for a while longer yet 

Strictly is back!

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 07:49

What's all this fuss about Strictly?  Over hyped.  Over acted.  Over emotional.  Overdone 


Brunnera macrophyla 'Jack Frost'.

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 07:45

Brunnera hadspen cream largely untouched by slugs etc.  I think brunneras are pretty tough and adaptable.  Beautiful plants in the spring with forget me not flowers.


Posted: 26/09/2015 at 07:41

Hello forkers 

beautiful sunny, quiet morning.  Colder first thing as I walked with Spike.  

Have good weekend everyone 

Deep borders

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 21:38

I itsy bitsy bit of grass is silly.  

Sketch some scale.....and be objective.  However lawns are something to own and feature

Deep borders

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 21:04

But an area of grass is soooooo nice.  The smell on new mown grass, the green sward to play and sit on. an area of grass sets everything off.  

I'm trying to imagine my own garden without  lawns.......Lifeless. bland esp in winter.  

Deep borders

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 20:09

Island beds would look odd I think.  Convenrional borders surrounding the lawn would look good.....get some curves too. for me every border meeds a mixture of all year round colour etc.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 20:05

Little Carlow has the reputation of hurting your eyes Ksthy so wear your eclipse specs 

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