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What could be better than being out in nature at this time of year, amidst the sweet scents of all the new flowers and blossoms? Create the same feel in your own garden by planting scented flowers – near a bedroom window, alongside your entertainment area, next to the veranda or along a pathway. And if you only have a small stoep or balcony, plant fragrant annuals such as sweet peas, sweet alyssum, stocks or a shrub such as a gardenia in a pot. These fragrant plants are worth considering:

Mock orange (Philadelphus coronarius)

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