Take time out to smell the flowers.
This combination of lavender and a Geranium make a great pairing of colour and scent.
A lavender bed like this creates a wonderfulyl fragrant garden. The important thing is to be bold and plant several plants. The delicate greens and flowers of the lavender provide a great foil for this dark, voluptuous geranium. A garden like this is a real joy to be in. It is very calming and also provides a wonderful aroma. One can’t help but crush the odd leave to enjoy the various aromas.
This is an old fashioned sweet pea and gives the classic fragrance and aroma. They make wonderful cut flowers and give a great fragrance even inside.
Other Scented climbers include:
- Clematis armandii ‘Apple Blossom’
- Lonicera – Honey Suckle
- Wisteria – wonderful fragrant flowers in March April
Other Favourite Scented Flowers
- Night stocks
- Roses (especially traditional variety)
- Daffodil e.g. fragrant Jonquil mix
- Lilly of the Valley
- Illustrated Scented Flowers at Thompson and Morgan
Photos from Lady Margaret Hall gardens, Oxford
Scented plants for daytime fragrance include Freesia,Roses, Pinks, Sweet Peas and Roses. The warm sun releases the naturally scented oils.
Evening scents designed to attract pollinators include Jasmine, Lilies, Night scented stocks Evening primrose and Honeysuckle.
Flowers with thick petals give a perfume longer than thin petals. White flowers tend to be stronger aromatically.
Herbs tend to store scent in the leaves rather than the petals.