After a bit of a blogging hiatus (baby with growth spurt, husband with tonsilitis, me with family stresses) I am back. Emma chose ‘Scent’ as this week’s word and I couldn’t resist so I’ve snuck in unannounced with a wee post.
The garden is looking a bit ragged at the moment as my months of neglect are compounded with wind and rain. But gardens after rain are especially sweet smelling (the scent I wore on my wedding day was called ‘Wet Garden’) so I trotted round with my camera.
Here’s the beautiful Gertrude Jekyll, a rose with a rich, deep scent:
There are wild roses growing up through the trees – they look amazing. The scent is quite subtle, but it’s there.
Then there’s my very leggy lavender. The lavenders really need to come out but I’ve decided that until I have plants ready to take their place, they’re staying put. I know that if I take them out there’ll be dandelions and couch and worse in there before my back’s turned.
The honeysuckle is going mad here at the moment – every hedge seems to be full of it. Here’s some climbing through a willow:
Pop by to see Emma for more scented wonders!