Day 9 – Hamamelis

Hamamelis mollis, or ‘Witchhazel’ to give it its more well known name, smells DIVINE!

I always remember the first time I smelt this plant, and it was on my first visit to the wonder that is Kew Gardens.  For those of you that haven’t had the pleasure of visiting this extraordinary place (you really should go!), there is a walkway that is flanked by lots of different species of Hamamelis.  Luckily for me, the day I visited the gardens, it was warm and sunny and the light breeze was wafting the sweet scent of the flowers down the path.  It was heavenly.


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