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Nice smelly for the house

strange question i know but does anyone grow anything in there garden to smell nice in the house, im not looking for  the flowers vase,we do that as well ,im looking for something on a regular bases  to be the background fragrance in the house as i want to grow it rather then buy an electric plug in, they are ok but not quite the same, i remember grandmas house used to have vase,s with all kinds of things sticking up ,some were branches mixed with other things ,memory wont go back to the vase,s, now i just remember her blackleading the fire grate and the brush catching fire, red cardinal polish,sweeping the front of the house Every day, spitting on her hanky to wipe my face , IV lost the plot, smelly,, thats it please if poss,if i hav,nt got one then i,ll grow one. many thanksimage 


  • flowering roseflowering rose Posts: 1,632

    Rosemary,gives a lovely fresh smell when left in  the oven after you have finished or put in boiling water and leave on  shelf out the way of little hands ,or use make as a disinfectant .

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,138

    I was once told my house smelled lovely - "just like a lovely meal" - it was because of all the garlic in bowls in the kitchen and in pans on the cooker image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • A friend of mine has a Jasmine in her bathroom and it smells lovely, looks good too.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,138

    A friend grew loads and loads of different types of lavender, and there were always bunches of dried lavender hanging up in her home, as well as bowls of the dried flower heads.  She said it made dusting difficult, but the house always smelled of lavender so visitors thought it was all freshly polished - mind over matter image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • DaintinessDaintiness Posts: 988

    I grow a scented leaf geranium indoors and every time it is brushed against it releases a lemony scent. I have noticed that if I hoover up the old leaves the smell comes out of the vacuum cleaner too!

  • GWRSGWRS Posts: 8,327

    Hello , the usual as already mentioned , rosemary never tried growing indoors worth a try , anybody had a go ? Also what about a Curry plant and Thyme ?

    tried growing lavender indoors , with a special indoor plant but didn't work , so dried lavender is best 

    Best of luck image

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