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A successful model in the 80s, Lucy Summers co-hosted Countdown before becoming Good Morning's home expert and presenting ITV's Homegrown gardening series. Lucy now runs a successful landscape design partnership and has staged award-winning gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show. She regularly contributes gardening articles to a variety of publications and was the gardening correspondent for Ideal Home magazine. She also lectures on gardening subjects.
An ideal introduction to the delights of gardening for fragrance, I found this guide very useful as it gives suggestions for scented plants in every season even in the depths of winter there can be fragrance in the garden. It’s easy to use and quick for reference, every plant illustrated in colour and beginners will find all the planting, care and propagation tips they need. Alongside the obvious – the roses, honeysuckles and lavenders - there are more unusual plants – and trees to try and I, for now, am on the hunt for an Eriobotrya Japonica a tree that flowers from November to March and has “extravagantly scented blossoms” just what’s needed to get through a long winter. Like for Like ReadingThe Rose, David AustinFlowers in the Garden: A Practical Guide to Planting for Colour and Fragrance All Year Round, Andi Clevely