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Carol Bucknell Garden Design added this to A Beginner's Guide to Scented Gardens30 August 2016

Plant in shady areas tooDaphne (Daphne odora) is one of the most popular scented shrubs for shaded gardens, and the first herald of spring. They thrive in soil that is cool and free-draining, but also moisture retentive. If this sounds too tricky for your liking, try one of the perfumed hostas (the white-flowering Hosta plantaginea), camellia or rhododendron (try the white Rhododendron fragrantissimum or creamy yellow R. johnstoneanum).

Carol Bucknell Garden Design added this to Top 10 Things to Do in the Garden in June27 May 2015

8. Choose shrubs with scent, flowers and nice foliageIn milder regions, many shrubs and trees can be planted now while soil is moist. This allows plants to establish well before the spring growth period. If you’re going to plant some new shrubs this winter, make sure you select species that have more than one attractive attribute, so they look good all year round. Versatile shrubs such as Daphne (pictured), cherry pie (Heliotropium arborescens) and Gardenia have three big points in their favour: lovely scent, pretty flowers and good-looking foliage.A Beginner’s Guide to Scented Gardens

Carol Bucknell Garden Design added this to Top 10 Scented Plants for Your Garden2 February 2015

3. Daphne Winter flowering daphne has an unmistakable old-fashioned scent. Semi-shade is best for these shrubs with a free draining, cool and slightly acid soil. Flowers range in colour from white through to pinky red and lilac.