Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Cut Leaf Mint Bush

A compact shrub that likes shade to part shade. Grows to about 1.5m in height and width. Very aromatic* foliage. Flowers profusely in Spring.

*Understatement of the year. When the plant was delivered to the post office, the driver of the van staggered into the shop and complained about the smell and that he had developed a headache. Then the postmaster rang us to tell us a plant had arrived for us.
5 Minutes later we arrived at the post office to pick it up. By that time they had already taken the box outside as the smell was overpowering.
It's great in the garden, though. In a half-forgotten corner, where the 'fragrance' is not too overwhelming.

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