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17/04/2014 at 14:35

strange question i know but does anyone grow anything in there garden to smell nice in the house, im not looking for  the flowers vase,we do that as well ,im looking for something on a regular bases  to be the background fragrance in the house as i want to grow it rather then buy an electric plug in, they are ok but not quite the same, i remember grandmas house used to have vase,s with all kinds of things sticking up ,some were branches mixed with other things ,memory wont go back to the vase,s, now i just remember her blackleading the fire grate and the brush catching fire, red cardinal polish,sweeping the front of the house Every day, spitting on her hanky to wipe my face , IV lost the plot, smelly,, thats it please if poss,if i hav,nt got one then i,ll grow one. many thanks 

17/04/2014 at 20:38

Rosemary,gives a lovely fresh smell when left in  the oven after you have finished or put in boiling water and leave on  shelf out the way of little hands ,or use make as a disinfectant .

17/04/2014 at 21:29

I was once told my house smelled lovely - "just like a lovely meal" - it was because of all the garlic in bowls in the kitchen and in pans on the cooker 

18/04/2014 at 06:04

A friend of mine has a Jasmine in her bathroom and it smells lovely, looks good too.

18/04/2014 at 06:08

A friend grew loads and loads of different types of lavender, and there were always bunches of dried lavender hanging up in her home, as well as bowls of the dried flower heads.  She said it made dusting difficult, but the house always smelled of lavender so visitors thought it was all freshly polished - mind over matter 

18/04/2014 at 08:38

Choisya near the front or back door emits strong orange/vanilla fragrance for several weeks in spring and early summer.  Heliotrope (Arbo Chatsworth) will provide wonderful scent from mid summer...again near the door or open window.  Pineapple sage and lippia citriodora both release lovely citrus scents when brushed against thus taking the fragrance with ??ou indoors.  Jasmines amd honeysuckles planted near the house will scent indoors on warm still summer days.

18/04/2014 at 09:27

I grow a scented leaf geranium indoors and every time it is brushed against it releases a lemony scent. I have noticed that if I hoover up the old leaves the smell comes out of the vacuum cleaner too!

18/04/2014 at 10:07

Hello , the usual as already mentioned , rosemary never tried growing indoors worth a try , anybody had a go ? Also what about a Curry plant and Thyme ?

tried growing lavender indoors , with a special indoor plant but didn't work , so dried lavender is best 

Best of luck 

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