The fragrance of spring adds that extra special effect to your garden, bringing great delight for all to enjoy.
Boronia (Brown Boronia)
Small evergreen shrub bearing a profusion of highly fragrant, purple-brown bell flowers in winter and spring. Grow in a cool partly shaded position in moist well drained soil. Ideal for native gardens, rockeries and containers. Often used in floral decorations. Frost tolerant.
‘Yesterday Today and Tomorrow’
Attractive showy evergreen shrub bearing a mass of lavender-blue flowers in winter to spring. Each flower fades to white so various coloured flowers are seen on the same bush. Blooms are highly scented. Thrives in sun or part shade in a moist well drained soil, enriched in organic matter. Tip prune after flower to increase bushiness. Ideal for container growing, garden and informal hedges. Frost tolerant when established.
Showy evergreen shrub with glossy dark green foliage, bearing beautiful fragrant flowers during spring and summer. Makes an ideal garden shrub or pot specimen and does well in a sunny or part shaded spot. Ideally they are suited to morning sun followed by dappled afternoon shade. Gardenias are acid loving, preferring a rich well drained position and respond well to a light prune after flowering, this will encourage new growth.
'Chinese Star Jasmine'
Showy evergreen creeper with lush, deep green, glossy foliage. Bears beautiful clusters of fragrant star shaped blooms, bursting into flower in late spring and continuing into summer. Thrives in sun or light shade and in a well drained moist position. Ideal for training over garden arches, pergolas and retaining walls. Frost hardy.
Delightful twining climber with small dark leaves. The large clusters of pink buds open to white star shaped flowers in late winter and spring, highly fragrant. Thrives in sun or part shade, choose a moist well drained soil enriched in organic compost. Ideal for large containers, planting over a trellis, pergola or screen. Lightly prune after flowering.
Delightful hardy perennial plant grown not only for its fragrance but also for attracting bees which benefits every garden. Thrives in a sunny well drained position, will tolerate dry periods once established. A bowl of dried lavender in the room gives a clean background fragrance and moths hate it. Where lavender is grown very few ticks are found and it is also effective as a mouse repellent.
The rose has been an all time favourite in the garden. These magnificent flowers with their superb colour range, flower form and fragrance make them irresistible for garden displays or for cut flowers. With the many different types of roses there is one to suit any situation in the garden providing there is sufficient sunlight and well drained soil. Hybrid tea or bush roses can be used in garden beds with annuals, perennials or bulbs providing colour to the garden during their dormant period. Floribunda roses can be used in hedges or borders while climbing roses can be trained over walls, fences and pergolas. Standard roses or weeping standards, which are grafted on to tall stems are excellent for accent or feature planting. These roses need to be supported by strong sturdy stakes. Minature and ground cover roses provide a brilliant display in rockeries and are often used as pot specimens.