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Violet's Garden

viola odorata

Genus: Viola.

Species: Viola odorata.

I bought two violet plants at a specialist nursery near Rattery, South Devon about 5 years ago, one was a native wild violet and the other was called 'Pamela Zambra'. They both did not bad for a few years but this year they have gone absolutely nuts! Half of the front peice of garden is covered with them as they have spread so much and have been blooming from early November and are still going strong, it looks as if they'll go on right through till they're over at the usual time of year. Must be global warming making them start so early?
One of my favourite scent is violet, isn't it strange that once you've smelt the scent of violets you can't smell them again for quite a while?

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