Hello, I just came across your website
Surrey, United Kingdom
I just came across your website. I hope you don't mind me asking a question straight away? My partner & I went to a garden centre this morning & I was completely inspired. I forced myself not to buy anything as I had no idea what I should buy! I even stopped him from buying anything, which is most unusual for me.
We live in Surrey, have a good sized South facing garden with a 5m x 6m South facing garden which is always in the sun. We've planted some bamboo in a wooden potted 'border' on 1 side & have a few containers with herbs (thyme, parsley, chives & basil) & a couple of shrub-like plants from a previous garden, but nothing else.
I would love to have a really strongly scented & colourful container garden, but I'm at a loss where to begin. I almost bought a evergreen trachelospermum jasminoides because of it's wonderful smell, but have since read that it needs to be taken in over Winter (I might just get one anyway). I love lavender, honeysuckle, lemon balm, geraniums...anything smelly basically. I've read that French lavender has a stronger scent than English, but don't know which type to get. I wondered if anyone could offer me any advice please? If there are any particularly scented plants that you think I should go for?
Many thanks in advance!!
- 6 Jun, 2010