The tail end of a Sydney winter, where one day the wind chill is a heart starter, and another has a warm breeze, is a special time for the garden. But the true sign that we have gone beyond the coldest months is the arrival of the Jasmine. The common one we see everywhere in Australia is Jasminum polyanthum, with white flowers that open from pink buds. The scent is absolutely intoxicating and it holds a strong nostalgia as it signals the beginning of spring.