Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Hypnotic scents


Oh such JOY the lilac is just starting to bloom


Squeal. my first ever Lily of the Valley flower I have ever grown

I will feature both the lilac and the lily of the valley in a What's happening in your herb patch over the coming Thursdays as both are classified as a herb. I hope you snap a photo of a herb in your garden and come and join me tomorrow.

12 comments:

  1. i grew up in a house surrounded by lilies of the valley. i planted my first ones here this year. i love the name.

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    1. I'm told they are really easy to grow - I'm hoping so as hope to have them cover one half of our bank. I'm in total awe of just how delicate and beautiful they are. Hope yours grow as easy as mine have.
      Love Leanne

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  2. Gorgeous lilacs and lily of the valley pretties, Leanne! My goodness, I did not know that they are classified as herbs!! Hmm. Very interesting and yours are very beautiful! What a gorgeous spring you are having!

    xo
    Poppy

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    1. Hi Poppy many plants are classified as herbs which is why I love herbs soo much. I LOVE spring!
      Love Leanne

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  3. Funny, we have them in April and May. Both are my favourites too, the scent is so strong, when you sit on the terrace you smell them everywhere. They grow like weed here, we have many borders full of them.

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    1. We are in the Southern Hemisphere so our seasons are 6 months opposite yours - I am hoping they grow like weeds as plan to have them cover one side of the bank. Love Leanne

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  4. i hope your beautiful lilacs survive this big blowing storm. My Pom Pom Viburnums are taking a real hit:-(

    I will be most interested to see what the features of Lily of the Valley have as a herb.

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    1. It was COLD here yesterday, had both fires going. I kept checking on the lilacs but they were sheltered - however my broad beans and globe artichoke took a real beating.
      I haven;t heard back from hedgehog lady to see if our place was suitable to release Isra.
      Love Leanne

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  5. Beautiful!! Teehee the Lilly of Valley makes me smile, as years ago my sister where out driving somewhere, when we couldn't believe our luck.......a road side covered in Lilly of the Valley! Wow we said Mum is going to love these! We stopped & picked a HUGE pile of them. Driving home we couldn't work out why the car smelt like onions? We proudly gave a massive pile of lilies to Mum only to be told the were onion weed!!

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    1. LOL I bet your mum smiled chuckle chuckle.

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  6. OMGgggggg!!! The Lilac!!! Just, WOW!!!
    And Congratulations on the Lily of the Valley! I've never tried to grow one but it's beautiful...
    hughugs

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    1. Donna I sure wish the blogs could smell the flowers - it is bliss walking past getting a good whiff. I will cut some and bring indoors, I normally prefer flowers in the garden because they last longer but I do so love lilac and lily of the valley mmmmmmmmmmmm yummy
      Love Leanne

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