Posted: 24/08/2013 at 14:03
Hesperis matronalis aka Sweet Rocket - not the world's most glamourous flower, but the most beautiful scent which it casts on the evening air. It looks a bit like a straggly white or purple wallflower, so put it at the back of a bed a few feet from the 'bottle of wine area'.
Honeysuckle's sweet scent floats through the air on a warm summer evening.
At the moment our suppers on the terrace are perfumed by a pot of three bulbs of the lily Muscadet http://www.jparkers.co.uk/plant-1003332/lily-muscadet/- we can even smell it indoors.
Nightscented stocks are a pretty little annual no terrace or patio should be without, so scatter a few seeds around the garden in the spring before the owners' return.