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I think it is a pity more gardens do not open in the evenings - not only for those who have to work all day but so that the evening scents can be appreciated. As one who enjoyed the visit of a beautiful tiger moth to my bathroom light while I was having a bath with the window open, I say to those who fear them, study them.


  • I have a plant called Queen of the night and it smells wondeful
  • I have night scented phlox in my allotment and the smell just wafts around the whole site. It has the most intoxicating sweet scent. Highly reccomended ...!!!
  • Good to hear that there are so many of you who love perfumed plants as I do.....but interestingly I'm not so keen on bottled perfumes or, worse still, aftershaves !
  • is it possible to grow honeysuckle from the seeds of the past flowering flower
  • my neighbour has beautiful large poppies in her garden. how do i and when do i plant the seeds from the past flowers
  • i luv the smell of lilies in the evenings, especially the bold asiatic ones.
  • This year, i have grown, night scented phlox & stock from seed in pots, bought more night scented phlox from a local garden center + bought nicotiana affinis and heliotrope - cherry pie, thank goodness for the hot sunny days and warm light evenings at the moment, its an extremely heady intoxicating mix of fragrance thats purely natural; unbeatable!
  • I have just returned from Zante where there is a plant that gives off a wonderful scent in the eveing but during daytime no scent at all. Does anyone know the name of this unusual plant?
  • I note that your website recommends propagating wisteria by layering the stems - can you tell me if this will result in a plant that flowers, as I understood wisterias will only flower if they are grafted - so do I need to use the layered new plants as grafts.
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