Gardenia

When Secrets Remain Secret Walking past a Gardenia shrub as the sun bids the gardener thanks and farewell, the intoxicating and exotic fragrance of the gardenia flower lingers on and seers the sweet scent on their soul for evermore! Chanel, Nina Ricci, Jovan, Yves Rocher and countless other perfumers have fragrances and perfumes inspired by […]

Azalea Indica, Magenta & Alba

 More Wonderful Garden Delights Surely one of the most breath-taking delights of any garden must be gazing upon a bank of azaleas in full bloom!  Rhodedendrons, the family to which azaleas belong, are one of the more prolific flowering shrubs you could grace your garden with.  Colours ranging from a deep magenta, through to pinks, […]

Camellia japonica – The winter Rose

Camellia japonica

Camellia japonica – The winter Rose After the Camellia sasanqua has flowered in autumn, the Camellia japonica takes centre stage in winter. When everything else in the garden is dull, the Camellia japonica adds splashes of pink, red, white and mixed or variegated colours. For the remaining months of the year, these shapely, hardy evergreen […]