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happymarionhappymarion Posts: 4,591
The scent of dock leaves take me back to my childhood and trying to alleviate the sting from nettles. Kate, But A gardenia always reminds of how my late husband went into a flower shop in Bristol centre on our forst date and came out with one made into a buttonhole and pinned it on me. I kept it on my desk at work for weeks and the smell was there when it was quite wilted.


  • gardengirl6gardengirl6 Posts: 223

    Sounds as if your husband was a very romantic man, Happy Marion.

    I always love the scent of a big old-fashioned phlox flower.    Difficult to find these days, as they grow too many dwarf varieties.    I used to pick the individual florets off the flower-head, and suck out what I thought, as a child, was nectar.   Ah, childhood memories!


  • donutsmrsdonutsmrs Posts: 479
    Freesias are just an unbelievable scent and remind me of my mum. I have them growing in my greenhouse in a pot and the scent just fills the greenhouse. Sweetpeas always makes me think of my dad, he always had them growing and my mum had vases full of them indoors. Wonderful.
  • Thanks for sharing your scent memories too, ladies

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