PlantforLife reveals consumer ignorance of power of their own garden herbs

New research from PlantforLife, an advice resource created by the HTA, found 63% of people in the UK buy floral and herbal scented products to enhance their health and well-being but just 32% realised plants they grow in the garden can provide the same effects.

To address this lack of awareness and promote the benefits floral and herbal scents provide, PlantforLife has recruited aromacologist, Daniele Ryman, and TV gardener Chris Collins, to show people how to give their garden a healthy-scented makeover.

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.
 

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