Clematis

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A late flowering clematis with a gentle subtle scent clambers skyward over an old rustic arch.

 

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ROSA MUNDI

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This has to be one of my all time favourite roses – Rosa gallica ‘Versicolour’ or Rosa Mundi. Historically this is a very old rose, first mentioned in the 15th century but allegedly much older, legend linking it to Henry II’s mistress Rosamund Clifford. It is not a repeat flowering rose, but when it is in flower the bush sports dozens of wonderfully marked blooms with a rich, old-rose scent.

MOCK ORANGE

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This is a simple flower from a Mock Orange shrub – Phiadelphus aurea.  This shrub is mainly grown for its bright golden/green leaves yet I find that the wonderful perfume from the flowers fills the garden on most days. In fact, I find it has a better scent than the more popular and supposedly better varieties.