Scented oasis

Joy*Joy* Posts: 338
Hello everyone. I'm trying to create a scented garden. The basic framework is complete but there's still a few gaps. I have always loved Tracleospermum jasminoides and at last have one which is beautiful. I can sometimes smell it indoors if conditions are right. I'm considering adding one or two more, in the corner where we sit, to cover two bare fence panels. However,  my quandary is, I have  Philadelphus Belle Etoile  nearby and wonder if it is possible to overdo the perfume.  My roses which are also nearby don't appear to flower at the same time and are not as perfumed as either Belle Etoile or the jasmine, but there is some overlap with the others.

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,622
    I have lilies,sweet peas,  jasmine, philadelphus, viburnum, lavender, and honeysuckle. The scents are at slightly different times of year.   As I walk around the garden, I get more of one, and less of another. It is not a problem.
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  • Joy*Joy* Posts: 338
    Thank you Fidgetbones. My new garden is miniscule compared to the expanse I have been used to all my life. In the past there was nothing I couldn't have, especially since the soil in the garden I had longest was so perfect (someone once said that if you stuck a walking stick in it would grow).
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,028
    I always dot a few night scented stocks (Matthiola bicornis) around, usually behind something prettier.  Those and night phlox (Zaluzianskya ovata) provide incredible evening fragrances I wouldn't be without.


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  • HexagonHexagon Posts: 874
    Do you want the scents to waft over to you from quite a distance, or only smell when you pass them up close? It seems to me that such a "cacophony" of scented plants would be confusing if you're inhaling all of the scent molecules from each of them all at the same time.

    Privet has a strong fragrance which you can smell from a distance. Buddleia smells strongly too.
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