I couldn't resist sharing a picture of a particularly fine and rarely seen Japanese strain of Holboellia coriacea, that we grow in the gardens of Magical Manor that has just come into flower this week.
I have gardened in many different styles over the years, wandering from manicured Evergreens to pampered Exotics and all in between but beautifully perfumed, quirky or high altitude plants have always been at the top of my interest list.
The abundantly floriferous Holboellia coriacea fits the bill perfectly with its gorgeous flowers, heady perfume and rather strange sausage shaped edible fruits, that the squirrels go wild for.
Its blooms have arrived just in time for me to sit underneath, to enjoy the Gardenia-like scent of this very special plant whilst enjoying some afternoon tea.
What kind of perfumed plants do you like to grow?