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hello,my mum is blind and i want to do a garden for wildlife plus my mum,can people please tell me any plants with realy strong smells and some that release smell on touch as well,and any other ideas peeps may have,chris




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daphne odorata is one--mines just finished flowering, also viburnum bodnantense 'Dawn' which flowers between late autumn/winter/spring then sweet williams, night scented stock, and how about all the lovely herbs which you can crush in your fingers lavendar and rosemary as well--- hows that for now? hope you find some that mum likes

22 Apr, 2010

 

Hallo ladybug47. Pamq has given you some good ideas. How about the old fashioned roses? Climbers as well as HT and bush roses. Jasmine is anoother. These are summer interest plants.

22 Apr, 2010

 

arnt roses a tad painfull if your sights nor so good songthrush.lavender has got be a contender .i believe there is a plant that smells like or is a variaty of mint that has tiny leaves and doesnt grow very tall and is good for ground cover as it spreads outwards rather than upwards.you could put this on the pathe through your wild garden.everytime you step on it it smells lovley.

22 Apr, 2010

 

thyme would be good as it releases a scent when you walk on it, wallflowers have a good strong scent too. Perhaps the best thing would be to go to a garden centre and literally sniff around and discover which plants smell. Some the geranium leaves are scented too.

22 Apr, 2010

 

Or you could take a look at
http://www.thompson-morgan.com/plants1/ilist/scented.html?er=google;term=scented+plants&gclid=COOEs7fkmaECFUNb4wodiVseOQ
You don't need to buy the plants and bulbs from them just use the info to give yourself ideas. Sweet peas suddenly spring to mind! I'd agree with NP that you don't want anything with thorns!

22 Apr, 2010

 

ow thank you moon grower lol honeysuckle is great because it smells lovley and you get the sound of all the insects to.

22 Apr, 2010

 

There is a rose with no thorns - there may well be others - but I have 'Zepherine Drouhin' which is a climber, has a wonderful scent, and flowers twice in the season. For winter, Sarcococca confusa or humilis have a wonderful scent.

22 Apr, 2010

 

You don't HAVE to touch the old fashioned roses to smell them Noseypotter. Another idea is a scented Paeony.

22 Apr, 2010

 

just walked pat my old plum tree and noticed the lovely scent in the sun--thanks Ladybug-- i'ved noticed the scents more this morning

22 Apr, 2010

 

What about a few lilies or belladonna amaryllis bulbs you can buy flowering size bulbs very cheap My Step mum is partially blind and she tells me that the scent from these are wonderful.

Hope this helps

22 Apr, 2010

 

you mite do if your blind songthrush WOULDNT you .

22 Apr, 2010

 

thank you all so much,roses definitly it doesnt matter about thorns as im usualy with her,brill ideas,didnt know plums had a scent will look at them also,chris

22 Apr, 2010

 

good luck ladybug moongrowers idea was a good one of taking your mum to a garden centre i think.

22 Apr, 2010

 

Hyacinths have a heavy scent too.

22 Apr, 2010

 

In fact some would say too pronounced! Just a thought LadyB but as I understand it if we lose one sense then the others, sort of, expand to compensate. So, something that might smell wonderful to us seeing folk might just be an overpowering stench to Mum - so checking out what smells good to her is vital!

22 Apr, 2010

 

Don't forget the other senses, too! Lamb's Ears or Sandpaper Verbena to feel. Aspens or other plants with fluttering leaves. Long-needle pines for the wispering sounds.

23 Apr, 2010

 

good point Tug do they call them 'sensory gardens?' lovely ideas :o)

23 Apr, 2010

 

Bulba helped the local preschool to create a sensory garden - if you aim for that don't forget grasses that rustle

23 Apr, 2010

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