My older brother and sister-in-law have a chemist’s shop in Hawkshead in the Lake District. Last year the village was invited to compete in the Village category of Britain in bloom. My sister-in-law, Jennifer, was on the organising committee.In tubs outside the shop she put medicinal herbs.
This year she wants plants used in perfumery in the tubs, tying up with a window display of perfumes.
She bought a jasmine and some lemon verbena last weekend.
I found these plants on the website of Chelsea Physic Garden. They are plants used in aromatherapy.
What a lovely idea! I suppose clary sage would be one plant, if they can get hold of some fairly mature plants which would flower for them. I fell in love with the scent during the Herb Society visit to Harwick Hall gardens some years ago, but have never managed to get the seeds to grow for me.
I don't normally use perfume, but one thing I do like is tincture of white sage, which can used as a perfume (and dispells negativity at the same time!)
I'll try to think of some more if I get a moment.
more aromatic herbs
May 15 2004, 7:06 PM
Plants I like for scent and medicine are violets, many of the mints, lemon thyme and basil, ( to appreciate the last 3 you should bruise the leaves a bit)
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