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Aromatic garden

We at Men's Sheds Treorchy are looking for aromatic plants. Could anyone help with suggestions?

Comments (7)

  1. Grower

    Gardens for the senses

    Corydalis (perennial), jasmine (perennial) and sweet peas (annual) have a delicious scent all day. Stocks and nemesias have a heavenly evening scent.

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    David T Harris

    Hi thanks for your input, we will look at these plants, do you have suggestions for larger areas of planting, we like jasmine and we will use that one.

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    Jeremy Wright

    Hi David - for larger areas you could use Pittosporum tobira, an evergreen and shapely architectural shrub if you train it, with deliciously smelly flowers. It's one of my favourites - I wrote a post about it a couple of years back.

    For evening aroma power, Nicotiana sylvestris, the tall, tubular white-flowered tobacco plant is hard to beat and it produces abundant seed.

    This Gardens Illustrated article also has a great list:

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    David T Harris

    Hi Jeremy
    Thanks for that, the link looks good as well, we are grateful.

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    Trish Matthews

    Herbs are always a good option - especially if you go for some of the less common ones - I love the scent of myrtle (myrtus). But scent is a very personal thing. I love the scent of the flowering currents (ribes sanguineum) but my mum always complains that they smell like cat-pee!! As a child I used to know it as the cat pee bush!

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    John Lambe

    Sweet marjoram, Peone roses and for evenings night phlox.

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    Lavender not only smells fab, it's evergreen (well my Munstead and Hidcote variety is). Also Thyme smells great if you crush is as you walk. Both are great next to pathways where they can be brushed against without intending to so you get a rush of scent as you walk :-)

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