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Have a scent-sational summer

Posted on July 16, 2014 by Potter & Rest

Smell is often an underrated sense but it is one of the strongest when it comes to stirring memories and helping us feel good. What floral and foliage scents do you love and remind you of your childhood?

Here are three of the best summer scents in our opinion: 

St Swithun
Pot size: 5 litre.

A lovely pink flowering David Austin rose. Strong myrrh fragrance. Old fashioned in appearance English roses offer all of the disease resistance of Floribunda or Hybrid Tea roses. Usually repeat flowering. They are the result of modern breeding.

Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’
Pot size: 2 litre.

A compact English lavender and a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit winner with fragrant spikes of very dark violet, almost navy blue, flowers from July to September and silvery-grey/green aromatic foliage, which smells wonderful when you brush past it.

Great for border and path edging, where it can be planted in swathes to create a low-growing flowering hedge.

Loves a well-drained flowerbed and it prefers full sun. The flowers are very attractive to bees and other beneficial insects.

Nemesia ‘Aromatica Rose’
Pot size: 9cm. 

Nemesias are popular for borders, window boxes, tubs and baskets, and modern breeding means they can now flower even longer.

Scented nemesias like this one have perfumed flowers that can fill a patio with a heady scent while their dainty blooms are very pleasing to the eye too.

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