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Rainyplace

  • Joined Jan 2008
Whats your favourite smelly plant/flower ?
« on: June 23, 2008, 10:36:06 am »
We were very lucky when we moved into our house that previous owners had planted lots of smelly plants and flowers in the garden, i have continued to do so too for future folk. We have masses of Lavendar, honeysuckle, lilac, fragrant herbs, philidelphus and my favourite, old varieties of Roses. Its smells sooo lovely, particularly just after a shower of rain and in the evening. My bees love them too!
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MrRee

  • Joined Jan 2008
Re: Whats your favourite smelly plant/flower ?
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2008, 04:00:23 pm »
My fav has to be Gorse on a hot sunny,still day...... close second Philidelphus.....and bringing up the rear Nightscented Jasmine.
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Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Whats your favourite smelly plant/flower ?
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2008, 06:06:57 pm »
Night scented stock - usually I sow some but didn't this year. We do have  a lovely rose called Blush Noisette which is lovelyand honeysuckle and lavender, but the NS stock is my favourite.

Hilbillie

  • Joined Feb 2008
  • St. Mayeux, Brittany
Re: Whats your favourite smelly plant/flower ?
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2008, 08:24:02 am »
I love the smell of fresh mint, we have a large tub just outside the front door in easy reach to pop a sprig in my lovely new potatoes! yum!  ;D  Oh yes and dont strawberries smell gorgeous on a warm sunny day!
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Francis Bacon

  • Joined Jan 2008
  • Belabre, France
Re: Whats your favourite smelly plant/flower ?
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2008, 03:59:22 pm »
I love Freesia's, such a beautiful scent & we've got mint that's spread through the grass, so when you walk on it it's scent wafts about :bee:

I Love mornings - I just wish they came later in the day!

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Whats your favourite smelly plant/flower ?
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2008, 07:53:49 pm »
Tomato plants, warm in the sun.

Rosey

  • Joined Jan 2008
  • Lincolnshire UK
    • UKNaturepics.com
Re: Whats your favourite smelly plant/flower ?
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2008, 08:34:13 pm »
sweet peas are lovely.

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Whats your favourite smelly plant/flower ?
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2008, 09:39:30 am »
I know it's not exactly the same - bt woodsmoke, especially at this time of year when it hangs in teh air.

Mind you, it wouldn't hang here this morning - it would be drowned in the piddling rain.

The scent of damp horse rugs...

Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: Whats your favourite smelly plant/flower ?
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2008, 06:14:46 pm »
i like all smelly herbs especially lavendar,mint,sage, and rosemarry (i currently have lavendar, sage,rosemarry and oregano on my kitchen drying and i love the smell everytime i work pass it.
Linz

Tweedle

  • Joined Jul 2008
  • GMT -5
  • Callender Farms
    • Callender Farms, New Hampshire
Re: Whats your favourite smelly plant/flower ?
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2008, 07:23:48 pm »
A cold crisp morning in fall with the scent of a fire wafting thru the air...
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Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: Whats your favourite smelly plant/flower ?
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2008, 07:40:29 pm »
the 1st smell of rain after a very hot day

(am a mad can anyone else smell rain ?) before it happens my husband things am mad one i say that!
Linz

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Whats your favourite smelly plant/flower ?
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2008, 08:31:49 pm »
Hot tarmac.  I remember this from childhood. It never seems to get hot enough now.

 

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