My Smelly Garden2nd July 2016 • In The Garden • Stephanie Donaldson
Every time it has bucketed down recently the garden has started to smell decidedly unpleasant. Initially I thought it must be the compost that I used as top dressing, but I have now tracked it down and it is – Geranium palmatum! Given that there is an awful lot of it in flower in the garden right now it’s not surprising that the rather rank smell is so dominant. I’ve never noticed it before, but then things aren’t usually so consistently wet. Another reason that I hope the weather improves soon – and not just for a day.