The scent of roses on a warm summer's evening is a quintessential sent of summer.I am lucky to have Gertrude Jekyll roses by my front door and to open the door in the early evening is a Perfect end to the day.the scent often lingers until dusk.
and Roses. After my mum died I managed to get a couple of cutting of her favourite rose bush. I gave two away and kept one myself and it has flourished and the scent is wonderful.
My friend who looks after my horse had one of the other cuttings and I am so jealous as hers has flowered more times than mine, but I reckon she has a hepling hand with all the manure she has around the place.
We have one kind of irises that have been here since my grandparents' time, and they have the most wonderful scent. I smell them every day during their short flowering season.
I love sweet peas and old roses too. At the foot of the steps we have a Felicity and Perpetua climbing rose, which is a bit of a hooligan. It only flowers once a year, but it produces so many flowers that the scent is wonderful.
Personally, I'm looking forward to the spaghetti harvest - it's just so amazing this time of year, watching the strands of linguini and angel-hair draped over the branches of the pasta trees ripening in the sun.