scented bedding plants

Hi i'm a new on here and would like some advice on what are the the stronger sented bedding plants to give my garden a lovely scent. Thanks in advance..

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  • KEFKEF Posts: 8,915

    Hiya Ceri.

    It's nothing to look at, a straggly small lilac flowered plant, BUT Night Scented Stock smells lovely. Sew seeds directly into well prepared soil near where you sit etc. This time of year is ideal.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,256

    10 week stocks will also have scent. Plants are currently available in garden centres. Its a bit too late to grow from seed.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,742

    Yes, I agree with KEF, Night Scented Stocks are wonderful, as are Nicotiana alata Grandiflora (you might still find a few plants in garden centres and nurseries if you hurry).

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Thanks very much for your information

  • little-annlittle-ann Posts: 879

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,742

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    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,256

    Lilies are nice

    Planted under the bedroom window 

     

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,344

    I'd go for night scented stock as well, looks very insignificant in the day time but once evening comes the flowers open and the smell is beautiful. Grow them every year. Sowed some about a week ago  and they are up

  • -- Posts: 88

    Rather hackneyed, but white sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritima) always works,

    if planted in bulk. There is a crown of them in the tree bed in front of my house, and

    every passer-by knees to feel its scent.

    Purple (not blue) and yellow pansies have a very pleasant, strong smell.

    I haven´t tried it yet (but I will!), anyway Zaluzianskiya (night phlox) is renowned 

    for being intoxicatingly perfumed.

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