Planting Fragrant Trees and Shrubs for a Year-Round Scented Garden

In addition to being striking additions to the landscape, fragrant trees and shrubs add a lovely scent to your garden. Drinking ice tea on the garden patio while Jasmin is in full bloom makes summer nights truly magical, and a whiff of perfumed Clematis in the full swing of autumn will make you appreciate the beauty of the season even more. After all, sweet-smelling flowers are for year-round enjoyment: fragrant gardening is not only reserved for summer and spring flowering cultivars. With the right selection of scented garden plants, you can have a fragrant garden throughout the seasons.

While fragrant trees and shrubs will certainly make your garden smell and look wonderful, it is not the only benefit of scented garden plants. Fragrant gardening provides much-needed sustenance for beneficial pollinators, especially in the urban city environments where blooms are not in abundance, and during autumn and winter, when scented flowers are usually scarce. Many gardeners are actively aware of their role in the preservation of wildlife through the cultivation of scented garden plants and choose plants specifically to provide pollen for bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Read more Planting Fragrant Trees and Shrubs for a Year-Round Scented Garden

Low-Maintenance Flowering Shrubs: Weigela Varieties for Sale

Weigela, a deciduous flowering shrub that was most in demand during the Victorian times, is making a comeback to the United Kingdom’s gardens. Weigela’s renewed popularity is not surprising, though, as this showy shrub offers interests throughout the seasons and asks almost no special care in return.

Weigela Eve Rathke has been a favourite in English gardens since the Victorian times.
The old-fashioned Weigela Eve Rathke is still one of the most cherished varieties of this flowering shrub.

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Planting Buddleia: Best Butterfly Bush Varieties to Grow in the UK

Buddleia is one of the most popular summer flowering shrubs in the United Kingdom, and with a good reason. This fast-growing, low-maintenance shrub blooms late in the summer, its masses of showy flowers adding colour to the garden when the flowering season of most bushes has ended.

Buddleja shrubs will bring beneficial insects into your garden, including numerous butterflies: hence their common name.
Buddleia variety Nanho Blue, also known as Petite Indigo, is attractive to pollinators.

 

As their common name suggests, the Butterfly Bush is irresistible to butterflies, who flock to this flowering shrub, along with other beneficial pollinators. Although all buddlejas attract butterflies, some gardeners report that they prefer the pink and purple flowering cultivars to other colours. Read more Planting Buddleia: Best Butterfly Bush Varieties to Grow in the UK

Philadelphus Mock Orange – which one to choose?

The genus Philadelphus is comprised of about 65 plants. The native habitat of Philadelphus Mock Orange stretches across North America, parts of Europe, Northern Asia, and Japan. The plant’s historic nostalgia has been forever written into the lore of the American West by the famous Lewis and Clark Expedition. The explorer Meriwether Lewis gathered samples of the intoxicatingly fragrant bush during the return leg of his journey through Idaho and Montana in 1806. The plants he gathered were dubbed the Philadelphus lewissi in his honour.

Philadelphus Mock Orange - Belle Etoile to buy online UK delivery
Philadelphus Mock Orange – Belle Etoile

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