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1845: Sergison experiments with Chinese sugar grass

The Chinese sugar grass is the name of an extraordinary plant introduced into Cuckfield with the greatest success, and promises to be a valuable addition to our agricultural succulents. W. Sergison, Esq, has had it sown on a piece of fresh land in Cuckfield Park, the bed of an old pond, and it flourishes amazingly. It is an admirable fodder, and may be cut several times. Our agricultural readers will thank us for the hint.

Monmouthshire Beacon, 2 January 1845

19th century Illustration: Chinese Sugar Grass growing in the Royal Botanical Society's Gardens, Regent's Park (engraving).

Contributed by Malcolm Davison.



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