Is this the right forum for gardening threads?

#1
I ask because I am looking for some advice on aromatic plants (no, not that sort...).

I have a bed of lavender and a camomile lawn planned and would like another bed of suitable fragrant plants and am looking for advice.

msr
 
#3
Rosemary usually grows well wherever lavender does. Thyme should too, and you can get versions with different habits (low growing, to make a lawn, like chamomile). Jekka's herbs catalogue should also give lots of ideas.

You could also try old fashioned sweet peas, night scented stocks, and tobacco plants.
 
#4
Yes but has he got a SHED!!!
 
#7
There are some very fragrant varieties of roses, they arent hard to grow just greedy and very fussy about the quality of the soil they are in but they are easy fixed. Also you could go for sweet peas, tough as old boots and can climb 6ft up a wall or trail off a hanging basket depending on the variety.
 
#8
just pulled the dead stuff out my garden, jetwashed clean the patios and paths and gave the beds a first spring turn over. looking lovely. got a double fronted shed. looking forward to sitting out and BBQs and then get sent to fecking northern norway for two months

Barstewards
 
#9
Mint grows easily, but I'd advise against letting it run riot amongst your flowerbeds. I keep a potted plant, smells lovely.
 
#12
Lemon geraniums, grow well indoors but mine managed to survive the winter outdoors.
Tobacco plants which are annuals, and f*ck all to do with fags, smell lovely in the summer evening.

what type of fragant plants to you want, trees, shrubs, climbers, bulbs, annuals, the list is endless
 
#13
The Maximus approach to horticulture: - herbs in the day, jasmine in the evening; a giant poplar, figs, apples, pears; grapes on the south slopes, olives on the north.
 
#14
If you want something ninja fast growing, get some hops. you can almost see it growing and it crawls up owt
 
#15
Hops. Now there's a plan :)

I am looking for something to grow in a north facing bed (against the wall of the house), so preferably something short and low maintenance.

msr
 
#19
if you have a good garden centre nearby ask for advice there as you browse - although I generally get carried away when I go to buy a couple of pots of herbs and end up with more than I need
 

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