Posted: 09/07/2012 at 08:57
Unfortunately with the weather we've been having, the soil in the run turns sour quicker. It is a very unpleasant smell if you're not used to it. There are several shrubs that are scented, but I find they aren't strong enough to mask any smells as you have to get up close to sniff. But things like Philadelphus 'Belle Etoille' has a strong scent, but then it's stronger in the evening. You would need to buy large plants to have immediate effect, which could prove to be expensive. Unfortuantely unless your neighbour can move the run area for his hens, he / she is unlikely to want to dig over the bare soil. The hens would love it, but then it would quickly become muddy in the rain we're going to get for the next couple of weeks.