Plants for Scent

Plants for Scent

Choosing to grow plants for their scent brings great trewards. It allows us to connect with them in a different way and adds another dimension to our gardens. Using sweetly scented shrubs can transform the bleakness of winter, and the fragrance of scented flowers on summer evenings is sublime. 

If you come into one of our stores, look out for the yellow sign to find plants for scent. Alternatively, contact our Plants team on 01223 842777 for further advice on the plants we have available today. 


Perennials

Perennials are a good option for adding a hint of colour to your garden displays whilst attracting bees and butterflies. If looked after correctly, these plants will give you a lot back. They will grow back each year ready for the Spring season. 

Some of the varieties we offer instore include:

Actaea, Dianthus, Hermerocallis, Monarda, Nicotiana, Thymus, Viola and many more options available. 


Shrubs

A shrub (or bush) is a small to medium-sized perennial woody plant. Unlike herbaceous plants, shrubs have persistent woody stems above the ground. They are distinguished from trees by their multiple stems and shorter height (less than 6 m-10 m [20 ft–33 ft] tall).Small shrubs, less than 2 m (6.6 ft) tall are sometimes termed subshrubs.

Some of the varieties we offer instore include:

Abelia, Caryopteris, Choisya, Coronilla, Daphne, Elaeagnus, Gardenia, Hamamelis, Itea, Mahonia, Olearia, Osmanthus, Philadelphus,Rosa, Rosmarinus, Santolina, Sarcococca, Skimmia and many more.


Climbers and wall shrubs

Climbers can be great space savers for smaller gardens. They will grow up walls, across trellis's and over unsightly garden features. Wall shrubs will tackle this same requirement, but will require a little more ground space than true climbers. 

Some of the varieties we offer instore include:

Akebia, Jasminum, Lonicera, Rosa, Trachelospermum, Wisteria, and more. 


Trees

The definiition of what consists of a tree varies betweens sources. In botany, a tree is a perennial plant that has an elongated stem, or trunk, supporting branches and leaves in most species. However, in some usages, the definition of a tree may be narrower, including only woody plants with secondary growth, plants that are usable as lumber or plants above a specified height.

Some of the varieties we offer instore include:

Arbutus, Cercidiphyllum, Malus*, Prunus* and many more. 


Bulbs

Bulbs give you a world of opportunity. Every plant and flower will have different requirements when it comes to growing directly from a bulb, so its always best to consult the individual method shown with that bulb. If treated right, you can create a garden from scratch to suit your core desires and invite a wealth of wildlife to join you. 

Some of the varieties we offer instore include:

Convallaria, Crocus*, Hyacinthus, Hyacinthoides-non scripta, Lilium*, Muscari, Narcissus, Tuplia* and many more.


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