Top 5 plants for colour and scent

Top 5 plants for colour and scent

With so many plants to choose from it can sometimes be difficult to know which ones to plant in your garden. If you pick from our top 5 plants for colour and scent you will be enjoying some of the most beautiful available for your garden. 


1. Honeysuckle

Not only is Honeysuckle a superb plant for attracting bees, butterflies and hover-flies but it has the most lovely fragrance for you to enjoy. Planted by a walkway or doorway means you can enjoy the scent every time you walk by and it is really beautiful. Not only that but honeysuckle flowers have such pretty colours from yellow to orange and peach with a touch of pink. Try Honeysuckle Lonicera ‘Halliana’ for its colour & magnificent scent.


2. Nemesia

An annual which is in fact so hardy is can be classed as a tender perennial that provides highly scented flowers. Try Nemesia 'Vanilla' as this plant will now be in flower for the next few weeks. Pop down and grab yours now, just follow the smell of vanilla to find where they are!


3. Lavender

Another well know garden plant that provides both colour and scent in the garden. There are many more varieties available now with white flowers or even pink. Planted along a pathway to an entrance a mix of colours can look very striking and smell wonderful as you walk on by. Lavender ‘Hidcote’ is a lovely variety and completely home grown!


4. Fuchsias home grown 

Look no further if you're after a colourful hardy plant that will continue to flower all summer long - not to mention they're home grown!


5. Jasmine

There is no scent more intoxicating than Jasmine. It’s delicate and sweet with gorgeous flowers that can add a touch of colour to the garden when nothing else is flowering. Great climbers, they can be used to cover up a shed or fence and you can enjoy all of that beautiful scent.


Come down to decide what you're going to put in your garden next. Don't forget to ask one of our knowledgeable plant team for advice too. They're always on hand and happy to help.