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Nicotiana affinis for the evenings
a example would be nice love looking at pictures me.i mean can you show us what they look like by your door
the smell i like by my door is the sweet smell of lavender
Starting with spring, wallflowers, hyacinths, narcissus, bluebells (English ones do grow in France), rosemary, Lilac, lily of the valley.
Summer, roses (lots), honeysuckle, a double petunia called Pirouette, lavender, star jasmin. Wish I could grow sweet peas. As soon as the weather get hot they wilt.
Sorry marty, these don't flower til it's too dark for my photo skills.
But I did just post a couiple of butterflies on the buddleia thread.
I love powerful evening fragrances, so staples are Matthiola bicornis, Nicotiana sylvestris, Zaluzianskya (my favourite.) None of them are 'lookers' so they are randomly placed between plants more pleasing to the eye. I'm also a sucker for all types of Dianthus, even though they don't last long in my clay. The Nicotiana sometimes surprise me and come up again the next year though.
Hi Bunnys, Yes, that works - I have some Dianthus superbus planted in a mix of compost and sharp sand (in a large clay bowl) that have been going for at least 6 or 7 years. I think they really benefit from good drainage.
Sweet rocket http://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/hesperis-matronalis/3418.html for wonderful evening scent. Also honeysuckles and roses (I don't see the point of roses that don't have good scent ).
I'm sitting here at the computer surrounded by a cloud of hyacinth scent; who needs to wait for summer.
In the spring I love our Chimonanthes praecox,Sarcococcas,Viburnum bodnantense and Mahonias
Then my favourites are Trachelospermum,Lavenders,Heliotrope, Dianthus,Jasmine,Philadelphus and Lilies
Pam LL x
Still working on scents. have planted roses and honeysuckle last year
A wonderful clematis called Clem x triternata 'Rubromarginata' _ very small flowers but even in its first summer it would fill the air with a vanilla/almond scent. Lovely
Will read more of this thread when I have more time, ideas always welcome.
Hyacinths, philadelphus, roses, honeysuckle, lily of the valley, sweet peas - in a large tub by the front path. Also a few dianthus which seriously need thinning, their scent is very nice, but too near the (acid) ground!
Some cuttings of viburnum Dawn & a Daphne.
I've never liked the look of nicotiana, that's a good idea Bob - hide them amongst others! I'm with you on the roses, Dove - they must be scented.
Can't stand the smell of mahonia!
Oops - not all "summer"
Have we all got a scent we can't stand? I like Mahonia (unlike Highland Jeannie) but I hate privet and philadelphus