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Thompson & Morgan published their first seed catalogue in 1855 and has since grown to become one of the UKs largest mail order seed and plant companies. They are also one of the few mail order companies to have their own breeding programme based in Suffolk. They have already had outstanding success with the introduction[…]

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Polianthes Tuberosa (Tuberose) is a half hardy, deciduous,  tuberous perennial native to Mexico. It’s main attraction is it’s glorious scent.  The essence of the flowers is used to produce some of the world’s finest perfumes. It is reputed to be the most scented bulb of all. The delicious scent is strongest in the evenings. Erect[…]

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Daphne x transatlantica ‘Eternal Fragrance’ is a delightful semi-evergreen shrub famed for it’s exquisite fragrance.  It has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit, and therefore has been tested for it’s outstanding performance in U.K garden conditions.  It’s compact nature makes it ideal for containers as well as borders. The fact that this shrub[…]

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  Some plants emit their fragrance at night. These fragrances are generally intense, even memorable, in the darkness adding both simplicity and mystery to the experience. In practical terms the main night-pollinators in the UK are moths. These insects are attracted by scent at the ‘sweet’ end of the fragrance spectrum. The ‘night-time plants’ therefore[…]

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