Mak­ing scents of sum­mer

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Planted in a sunny spot, this pair of aro­matic peren­ni­als will be a mag­net for bees and but­ter­flies. Agas­tache ‘Bee­l­i­cious Pur­ple’ has large, blue-pur­ple flow­ers pro­duced through­out sum­mer on compact plants. Moist, well-drained soil in full sun. H/S: 40cm (1¼ft). Price: £9.99, from www.sut­tons.co.uk; tel: 0844 326 2200. La­van­dula in­ter­me­dia ‘Phe­nom­e­nal’ is a much im­proved va­ri­ety with larger flow­ers on stronger stems. It will re-bloom if the first flower stems are re­moved. Well drained soil in full sun. Good for pots or lin­ing a bor­der. H/S: 70cm (2¼ft). Price: £5.99, from www.cro­cus.co.uk; tel: 01344 578111.

Agas­tache ‘Bee­l­i­cious Pur­ple’ Ph ot os : Pl an ti pp

Laven­dula in­ter­me­dia ‘Phe­nom­e­nal’

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