Choosing Plants

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Questions related to choosing plants: (click on question)

Which plants will add fragrance to my garden?

Which plants are best for a shady garden? coming soon

Which plants are good for children to grow? coming soon

Your questions answered:

Q: Which plants will add fragrance to my garden?

A: The majority of scented plants will flower between early summer and autumn. There are a few winter scented plants, mostly shrubs, but summer is the season when we will spend most time in the garden and use it as our outdoor room. There are plenty of scented plants waiting to add perfume to any garden. Have a look at the chart below for some of my favourites:

Plant Group

Plant name

Season

Climbers

Lonicera periclymenum(Honeysuckle) ‘Graham Thomas’

 summer (all through)

Akebia quinata (Chocolate Vine)

 March - May

Jasmine officinale

 June - August

Wisteria floribunda

 June

Clematis montana var.rubens ‘Odorata’

 May - June

Trachleospernum jasminoides

 June - August

Roses - shrub

‘My Lovely Mum’  (blue-lilac)

 summer

‘Bobby Dazzler’ (soft yellow)

 summer

‘Cherry Girl’ (small shrub rose)

 summer

‘Duchess of Cornwall’

 summer

‘Fragrant Cloud’

 summer

Roses - climber

‘Notra Dame de Calais’ (white)

 summer

‘Bright Ideas’ (cream & cerise)

 summer

‘Pippin’ (pink)

 summer

‘Starlight Express’ (midnight pink)

 summer

‘Rural England’ ( Pink rambler)

 summer

Shrubs

Lavandula angustifolia 'Ashdown Forest

 summer flower, year round foliage

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Miss Jessopp's Upright'

 year round

Viburnum bodnantense

 late winter/early spring

Philadelphus

 early to mid summer

Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Blue Spire’

 mid to late summer

Mahonia japonica

 spring

Sarcococca humils or digyna

 late winter/early spring.

Perennials

Chocolate Cosmos

 mid to late summer

Hemerocallis lileoasphodelus

 early to mid summer

Nepeta siberica

 year round

Phlox paniculata

 summer

Dianthus

 spring to summer

Bulbs

Hyacinth, Narcissus, Muscari & Lillium candudum.

 spring to summer

Annuals

Nicotiana,Calendula, Sweet pea, Sweet William,

 summer


Q: Which plants are best for a shady garden?

A: coming soon


Q: Which plants are good for children to grow?

A: coming soon