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What a lovely smell!

morning! It's absolutely piddling it down in Nottinghamshire this morning. bought these stocks yesterday and when I came down to the snug this morning the scent was amazing! listening to bbc radio notts Sunday morning gardening, cup of tea and other half making breakfast for me.... and the scent of stocks...just heavenly! Are they easy to grow?

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,198

    Think they are Tootles - although I've never grown them. Just wanted to say -  what a lovely house and a  lovely view you have! image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,557
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • TopbirdTopbird Mid SuffolkPosts: 7,237
    They're pretty easy Tootles - why not buy a packet of seed next year and grow 2 or 3 batches sown at 3 - 4 weekly intervals and plant them near a bench. I've usually started mine off in seed trays as I find direct sowing too hit & miss.

    The scent on a hot summer day reminds me of a picnic in a park about 50 years ago when I was very small & the borders were full of them.

    Enjoy...
    Heaven is ... sitting in the garden with a G&T and a cat while watching the sun go down
  • TootlesTootles Posts: 1,469

    Thanks. I'll definitely give them a go. 

    These were only £1.50 from the local Saturday morning market. I think they'll be a regular feature from now on.

    fairygirl - what a lovely thing to say...thank you!! 

    Other than sweet peas, are there any other strongly scented cut flowers?

    still raining!!

  • Me and my missus are a massive fan of lillies (particularly oriental).

    The smell is fab and the flowers are special also.

    I usually cut flowers into the 2nd year to allow them time to develop bigger bulbs and in turn bigger heads.

    I know the Lilly is a common one but what can i say...so am i image
  • TopbirdTopbird Mid SuffolkPosts: 7,237

    In the spring - hyacinth and some narcissi - you can either grow your own bulbs or sometimes get them as cut flowers.

    Heaven is ... sitting in the garden with a G&T and a cat while watching the sun go down
  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    What a lovely picture Tootles and a lovely picture in words too.image

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,198

    Mick - there's nowt wrong wi' common lad  imageimage

    I grow sweet peas for their scent - in pots mainly so that I can move them around and have them next to a seat or a window. I don't do many annuals or 'fussy' plants bu they're so easy and when you have even a tiny vase of them in the house it brightens your day image

    Tootles - I calls it as I sees it image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,170

    I have gladioli growing in the veg patch after the broad beans. Also I grow cornflowers there for cutting. Dahlias and crysanthemums grown in lines are good for cutting, but not much scent.  If you grow brompton stocks now, they will be early next year , and then 10 week stocks to follow on.

    Its piddling it down in Sandiacre too.image

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • Oh no..I'm going to have to go and buy more seeds now!!!!!!!!!! I pick my Sweet Peas regularly and put them by the bed. Going to sleep with the scent in my nostrils is wonderful. Also get a wonderful waft from the honeysuckle by the French windows.Fidget, if I get seeds now then, is it best to get them in ready for next year?

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