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A developing love of gardening, that became a passion, and resulted in a small family business. Located on the East of Scotland, outside Kirriemuir.

Hesperis matronalis susp. matronalis

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2017
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Hesperis matronalis (Sweet Rocket). Photographed yesterday, 21 May 2017, at Reedie Cottage Garden, East Scotland. Highly scented, spikes of lilac/purple flowers above rosettes of dark green leaves. This is a biennial or short-lived perennial that readily self-seeds. Bees love these plants, and the fragrant flowers perfume the air in spring and early summer evenings. I sow in the long borders to add splashes of lilac/purple. #hesperis #sweetrocket #fragrant #purple #reediecottagegarden