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Scent in summer

Posted: 05/02/2013 at 20:55
I love both privet and philadelphus.....and I like flowering currant smell despite most people saying otherwise


Posted: 05/02/2013 at 20:51
Ok thanks chilli lover. May not get this then

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 05/02/2013 at 11:36
Stormy last night. Windy now. Colder. But daffodils everywhere in cornwall

Talkback: Gardening by the moon

Posted: 05/02/2013 at 11:33
Sow and plant according to soil and temp conditions and when time allows. Sorry, I think moon gardening by its phases is silly but proof is in the seeing. If moon gardeners produce better products lets hear about it

Scent in summer

Posted: 05/02/2013 at 08:34
Dianthus need some lime in the soil....they do not like acid soil or a heavy one. I agree with comments,about many scented plants not being "lookers" so I too try,to hide them. I can add lilies ESP Regale. During June the scent carries everywhere. Jasmine too. Daphne Eternal Fragrance is a small shrub producing scent throughout summer. Philadelphus and Choisya as well as a few night stocks add to summer delights

Scent in summer

Posted: 04/02/2013 at 21:20
I grow as many plants as possible for scent in summer......perennial heliotropes by the front door, for example, are there every year. What do you grow for summer scent?

Talkback: Growing plants for winter scent

Posted: 04/02/2013 at 21:17
I think scent in winter is so important. Nature has given us daphne, sarcoccoca, Hamamellis, winter honeysuckle, sweet scented daffodils to name just a few. Scent throughout the year is desirable too so,I'm going to post a new thread about scent in summer.............


Posted: 04/02/2013 at 21:08
Is the white budleia strongly fragrant? Like others I would like to grow this one

Whats your plans for the garden this year?

Posted: 04/02/2013 at 08:43
Gardening grandma, just replied to your post elsewhere. You can get quality plants cheap by buying some small. I purchase online ....both large and small plants....but always looking for good value. I find Perhill Nurseries good. Check them out. At this time of the year perennials are available in 9 cm pots online and in. Garden centres. Just got lupins, delphiniums, Erysimum, Malva and others this way. Potted them up and they grow very fast. Pot again and you have large plants for the summer


Posted: 04/02/2013 at 08:29
Morning gardening grandma, I agree that quality is important. I would rather have a good variety now than a lot of not so good ones. Gradually then you end up with a better quality garden. Good plants arent necessarily much more ezpensive

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