When I moved into my bungalow about 20 years ago, I inherited a shrub which I was given to understand is a myrtle : it is a bushy evergreen with small, dark green, glossy, pointed leaves.
When growing Mediterranean herbs, such as myrtle or bay, in containers, it is best to use a soil-based compost with extra grit.
Between the ruins grew cypresses and oleanders, hibiscus, myrtle and wild roses.
A heady, often impenetrable mix of shrubs, herbs and wild flowers, such as lavender, myrtle , marjoram and thyme, its elusive scent permeates everything from the wine to the honey.
If you were daring, you might plant myrtle (periwinkle).
Within its protective cover, he built gleaming palaces and gardens perfumed with roses, jasmine and myrtle .