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First flowers on Daphne.


First flowers on Daphne. (Daphne odora)

I noticed them bravely flowering this afternoon.



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I really like these shrubs, they have a lovely scent don't they. It's on my wish list.

10 Mar, 2010

amy
Amy
 

The scent is gorgeous , I had one ,it was given to me by a friend who moved to Australia , I don't think it liked being disturbed it didn't survive for very long after that ........

10 Mar, 2010

 

Certainly brave.

10 Mar, 2010

 

They can be really difficult shrubs...temperamental. At Junker's Nursery, she specialises in Daphnes - and she puts a warning on the catalogue to say that they may or may not like someone's garden!

I inherited this one. I'm not sure I'd want to risk planting another one, though!

Yes, Toto - that wind today was wicked! Brrrr....

10 Mar, 2010

 

One of our favourite plants, but, as you say difficult to site, have not grown one here down south, very expensive to buy now......but the perfume....lovely!!

10 Mar, 2010

 

No flowers on mine this year, but as I've moved it, I'll be grateful if it survives! It's growing though so there's hope!

10 Mar, 2010

 

Definitely - you've done well to move it successfully, Karen!

Dd - I thought about buying a white-flowered one, but I've gone off that idea - Karan Junker's comment on the one I fancied was that it was 'difficult'. Hmmm...nope!

10 Mar, 2010

 

This is the only Daphne I have. Why do you think they are difficult? Is is because they actually like warmth? or are they just really moody specimens?

10 Mar, 2010

 

No idea! Have you come across Junker's Nursery? They happen to be in Somerset, but that's a coincidence. They specialise in particular genera...Betula, Daphne, and others. Take a look at the website sometime!

She just confirmed my hear-say knowledge that Daphnes are, as you say - 'moody'!

10 Mar, 2010

 

OK! I'll look into it!

10 Mar, 2010

 

The website might be under P.M.A. Plant Specialities - but try 'Junker's' first. It's well worth a browse!

10 Mar, 2010

 

Thanks!

11 Mar, 2010

 

mine are yet to open here in norfolk.

13 Mar, 2010

 

I bet they won't be too long - the sun feels warmer today. I hope it does there, as well!

13 Mar, 2010



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