The top five scented products are: lavender, mint, basil, rose and rosemary. Dobbies garden centres this year themed its gift ranges into these categories in order to give the department a more horticultural feel.
Collins said: "Although colour is an important part of any outdoor space, introducing different scents into your garden is essential to creating your perfect outdoor haven. Having beautifully scented plants outside not only means you can reap the health benefits, but planting a scented garden is a great way to help the environment and attract wildlife, like bees, back into your garden."
See www.plantforlife.info/scent to download a free guide with tips.