It’s the Month of Love, so why not create a romantic garden?
Ideally, such a garden should have intimate spaces: A tiny, secret hideaway in a town garden; a winding path leading to an arbour; or a moonlight garden filled with fragrant, pastel-coloured flowers and silver foliage.
No flower is associated more with romance than the rose – especially red roses. Whether spilling over an arch, or as part of a border, roses should always find a place in a garden of romance.
And don’t forget fragrance when planning a romantic garden. Suitable scented plants include Buddleja, Choisya, Gardenia, honeysuckle, jasmine, Murraya, Osmanthus, mock orange (Philadelphus), star jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) and violet.
Rosemary, scented Pelargoniums and lavender release their scent when the plants are touched or crushed, so are best planted next to a path or near a bench.
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