Fragrant must have shrubs
Story Title: Fragrant must have shrubs
Date: April 17th 2010.
Presenter: Brooke Stanway
Brooke gives us a few ideas for some gorgeous less common fragrant shrubs that are a must have in any garden.
Creating a scented garden is simple, you can create a garden bed specifically as a perfumed bed or intersperse perfumed plants throughout your existing garden.
If you are after a perfumed garden year round, plant shrubs that flower through each season or choose plants with scented foliage.
There are some beautifully perfumed flowers through autumn such as Heliotrope Cherry pie, the double flowering forms of Dianthus, ornamental gingers and chocolate cosmos (Cosmos astrosanguinea), just to name a few.
For some winter fragrance try the Parma violets, they come in double mauve and white.
For plants with beautifully perfumed foliage, try the Scented pelargonium's. They come in a range of scents such as Peppermint, lemon, rose, orange, lime, coconut, apple, old spice and more.
Other scented foliages worth trying are the passion fruit marigold (tagetes limmonii) or herbs such as the mints, sages, lemon and lime verbena.
With a few plants from the suggestions above, you are sure to have a fragrant garden year round.
A special thanks to Tavistock Wholesale Nursery for supplying most of the shrubs seen this episode.