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I have not talked about the plants on the terrace before. It is only accessed through the house and as such is completely private and not open for my NGS opening.

South facing, it is walled in three places and consequently very sheltered. Comprising a deck with raised beds the plants came from my old garden and are more suited to the hot spot with better drainage. Anyway less chat, here’s the six to share with you and The Propagator

1. Jasmine ‘Clotted Cream’

The aroma is heady in the evenings, really lovely. It is borderline hardy and loses it’s leaves over winter.


Just plain old Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis but it’s very happy and looks lovely in spring covered in blue flowers.

I use it in cooking but even Nigella would struggle to use this much.

3. Sanguisorba officinalis

I love these claret coloured pastilles bobbing about.


Silver toned foliage of Olive tree. Olea europaea. This was a tiny example when planted and now it is about 2m tall. I love the foliage.

5. Scented leaves

Have I mentioned how much I love a scented leaf? In my dolly tub I have Geranium/ Pelargonium tomentosum, Lemon Verbena and Geranium/ Pelargonium gray lady Plymouth . Not especially interesting to look at but tactile and soft as puppy ears, Geranium tomentosum is also strongly mint scented. Lemon Verbena is like sherbet lemons when crushed.

6. Wonky Topiary

Not meant to be wonky but I now see that it is. Buxus.

Better put my goggles on next time!

That’s it, my Six for this Saturday. Thanks to the Propagator for hosting, enjoy your weekend, wherever you are. D.