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An unusual scent on the air - please help me to identify it.
We were in a NT garden two days ago which has a pretty woodland area on acid soil. There were many azaleas and rhodendrons and many specimen trees. The scent on the air was like burnt toffee / honey and we could not find a plant that seemed to have that scent. I wondered if it came from the pine trees but my husband said it didn't!!
Any ideas please?



A Wild Ginger or Heartleaf blooming?

1 Jun, 2013


or maybe my favourite, Azalea Luteum, (or Rhododendron Luteum as it is now called for some reason). I think it's always yellow, and looks really nice in autumn.

1 Jun, 2013


I think it is very likely to be a yellow Azalea; which has a powerful smell, which is carried a long way in the air.

1 Jun, 2013

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