I'm looking for some advice on a major garden redesign. I'm trying to
create a sensory garden for my toddler and want to have lots I scented
plants. As I love lemon I'd like to incorporate a range of lemon
plants/herbs but I've never planted these before and wondered if anyone
had any advice or experience. I would love a mix of larger bushy and
smaller border type plants but I'm after the scent most importantly.
I live in Devon - I'm not sure if this has an impact climate wise.
Any comments gratefully received!
There are a number of lemon-scented herbs, including mints, grasses, and
geraniums. (Be careful about mints; they can be agressively invasive.)
If you do not get snow in the winter, you might even try a dwarf lemon
tree; lemons are among the hardiest of citrus. (Limes are the least
However, I am not familiar with your climate and cannot make any serious
David E. Ross
Climate: California Mediterranean, see
I actually have a bunch of clay sewer pipes, approx 18" tall? left
here years ago by a worker? I use them as decorative -- objets d'art
-- but I can see how they might work on invasive plants -- if sunk
deep enuff into the ground
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)
Lemon Verbena (Aloysia triphylla or Aloysia ciriodora)
The first is hardy. The second should be hardy in Devon (provided you
aren't high up on one of the moors!).
Indoors, one of the lemon-scented pelargoniums would be a good choice.
Also try Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon). You can easily grow this by buying
some fresh stems in a supermarket, and putting them in shallow water,
where they will root after several weeks. Once rooted, pot them up, and
keep well-watered in a warm, sunny place.
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