These posies include aromatic myrtle. The bushes have a few delicate white flowers on them at the moment, soon to be followed by blacky-purple berries. The myrtle used in the posies is related to the myrtle bush planted by Queen Victoria in 1846 at Osbourne House on the Isle of Wight. A sprig of this bush has been used for Royal wedding bouquets ever since.
As well as the scented leaves of the myrtle, the posies have plenty of other fragrance from the rose-scented geranium, rosemary and the ‘Carbonero’ lily from Lincolnshire once they pop open.