Lily of the Valley, or Convallaria majalis, is one of the most beautifully-scented, modest late spring flowers of all.
Have you ever crouched down to a Lily of the Valley flower, and had a good long drink of its scent?
If you haven’t, you should, and now, while the bell-shaped white flowers are happily blooming in shady spots. I’ve planted some on my balcony, and have been adoring the rich perfume that drifts across to me as I read outside in the early summer sun.
Just as well that Lily of the Valley is so lovable: it does tend to spread rather, and once you’ve got it, you’ll find your clump spreads reasonably swiftly each year. Divide clumps every couple of years between September and November.