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In Search of Scent


By siris


The bearded Iris Jane Phillips is known for being scented,

but I wishI could Email you the scent of this Blue one (another of those mysterious ones I didn’t know I had). Large flowers and the scent is intense.

To the right is Iris “Stepping Out”.

My most perfumed Rose is a climber – Guinee, but it has not stood up well to the rain.

Awaiting the flowering of my Trachelospermum jasminoides, which is by the front door. I also have a variegated one which has never flowers, so it doesn’t count.

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I love the scent of Jane Philips Siris :-) the next thing to look forward to are the roses and peonies,can't wait :-)

29 May, 2014


Lovely blues, Siris, and scented too. What more can you ask? Sorry about your rose. The rain can be unkind to roses.

29 May, 2014


I like the blue ones even more than the ones you showed recently - how lovely to have a scented one, The rose is gorgeous.

29 May, 2014


I have already dead-headed the Guinee Rose, a couple of weeks ,if that! But Jane Phillips is still going strong, holding up well in the rain. I dead-headed a purple Iris which was well soggy, my fingers became covered in purple dye.

29 May, 2014


Those Irises are wonderful.
Pity about the rose though ... maybe we'll have some nicer weather soon :)

30 May, 2014


Hope so, going to Norfolk for a few days, visit some of the big nurseries there.

2 Jun, 2014

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