We figure: if you love perfume, you probably love scented plants.
We certainly do. And just yesterday, our order for a collection of fabulous scented geraniums – from a company called Otter Farm – arrived. The quality of the plants, frankly, has blown us away. No ‘plug plants’, these: robust, healthy, good-sized plants almost ready for planting out (if you live in the South of the UK, anyway).
There are four plants in each collection (priced just £10 for the lot). Here’s what you get.
- Attar of Roses – wonderful, distinctive rose-scented leaves – the ultimate ‘rose geranium’, we’d say; this grows into quite a large plant.
- Orange Fizz – definitely traces of orange/sherbet lemon, when you rub the leaves between your fingers. (Great added to cocktails, we gather – and we’ll be trying that.)
- Pink Capitatum – ours are already showing some of the mauve-y pink flowers, and the lime-scented leaves are wonderful.
- Lady Plymouth – rub these leaves between your fingers for a minty-rose fragrance; its green leaves are edged in gold.
After months (well, years) of seriously hard work on this website, we’re very much looking forward to sitting on a sun-lounger and enjoying the scent of these, in the not-too-distant future.
Scented Geranium Collection/£10 for four 12 cm pots at www.otterfarm.co.uk