One of the simplest, prettiest, sun-loving perennials photographed in my mother's garden.
We've trialled lots of thymes at Perch Hill and this one, discovered by Jekka McVicar, is top of the class.
One of the best of the white phloxes, with vigorous growth and medium height, with nice bright, light green leaves.
The most intensely and deliciously scented plant in the whole Perch Hill garden.
I'm obsessed by these four scented-leaf pelargoniums. I pick the foliage for very long-lasting arrangements, use the edible flowers to decorate puddings, and harvest the leaves all the time to use as flavouring.
If I was only able to take three roses to a desert island, these would be the three for their scent, abundance, disease resistance and rosy richness.
The most floriferous of the compact lavenders, with purple-blue flowers. Incredibly reliable.
A deliciously scented duo to alternate in pots running down the middle of an outside or conservatory table or a sunny window-ledge.
An unusual – and tricky to find – variety of armandiii, with a pink flush to its petals just like apple blossom and its scent is extraordinary.