Tuesday, May 22, 2018

19 Apr

Fill Your Garden With Scent!

Herbs look fantastic in containers dotted around your patio or on your window sill.

Scent is often overlooked in gardens, as many people like to focus on the more obvious aspects of garden plants. It’s time to look beyond size, colour and shape and fill your garden with summer fragrance. Scented plants will attract local wildlife into your garden- watch butterflies, bees and birds flock into your garden.

You can create an area of scented plants or scatter them around your garden. Scented plants, such as herbs look fantastic in containers dotted around your patio or on your window sill. We recommend planting a mix of fragrant flowers; this will provide a palette of scent.

Plants give out scent in two distinct ways, either through fragrant flowers that release perfume as they open or aromatic foliage that releases essential oils through touch. Decide which of these suits you, herbs work well if you have a small garden, but if you have the room its best to create a scented border. Locate scented plants close to paths, your patio or bench, this way you can really enjoy them.

Here is a few of our favourite scented plants-

For scent and culinary use why not try our Herb Collection! Perfect for adding home grown flavour to your dishes, rediscover the joy of growing your own herbs for only £9.99!

Locate scented plants close to paths, your patio or bench, this way you can really enjoy them.

Lavender Collection - A heavily scented traditional English favourite that will fill your garden with beautiful scent Only £11.99!

Nicotiana Essence - They are delicately scented and have good weather tolerance making them perfect for the British summer! Only £10.99!

Garden Scented Pinks Collection - This collection has a superb fragrance and make wonderful cut flowers. They will flower year after year. Only £10.99!

Petunia Tumbelina (Scented) – Petunias have colourful flowers that will bring masses of interest throughout the summer Only £11.99!

Buddleia Collection - Buddleias have long lasting tiny profuse nectar rich flowers in long plumes. They are fast growing, require little maintenance and are beautifully scented. This plant will attract butterflies, ladybirds and lacewings. Only £11.98!

You can view our full selection by clicking here!

Do you have a beautiful, scented garden? Send your tips, tricks or photographs to us at gardenersblog@jerseyplantsdirect.com!

 


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