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itstillhelen

Made the mistake of buying a house with a river at the bottom of the garden. Constantly floods and also contains arsenic from an old mill nearby.

Daphne odora

  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2019
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itstillhelen

Loving the fragrance of this Daphne every time I walk down the garden. Even covered with fleece to protect from frost allows the scent through.

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angiecrazycatlady

That's beautiful. I love plants with strong scent 😍

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itstillhelen

Me too @angiecrazycatlady, I’ve got virtually nothing worth talking about in my garden at the moment! 😰

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mitch1980

Love the scent of a Daphne Odora, went to a garden in Kent they had a massive one by their front door. Standing and talking you could smell it.

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itstillhelen

I agree Mitch, we’ve noticed as we walk past people’s gardens that we can smell a Daphne before we see it. Gorgeous 🙂

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jyotu

That's beautiful 😍

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itstillhelen

It really is @jyotu but the smell is even better!

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jyotu

😘❤

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2017
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itstillhelen

This is the 3rd Daphne I've bought and the other 2 have died on me. Any advice welcome, situation, potting....HELP please. I love them so much but can't afford to keep buying them.

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carolgs

Fertile slightly acid well drained sunnyish position don't disturb the roots when in the ground @itstillhelen

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rachelbrooks

Fingers crossed Helen 🤞🏼

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itstillhelen

Thankyou @carolgs, fingers crossed it's third time lucky.

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awomanonabike

I have one that has lived in a pot for years. It has been fine but hasn't flowered the last couple of years & am similarly at a loss as to how to cheer it up, so if you get any more good tips, please let me know 😊

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itstillhelen

They apparently don't like pots but something eats mine in the ground. Why am I even bothering??

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awomanonabike

Because we do! That's what gardening is all about: bothering 😂😂

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itstillhelen

Mm, it's a very expensive 'hobby' with some of these difficult shrubs tho' 😫@awomanonabike

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awomanonabike

Haha! You're right! I control my spending by cycling to my nearest garden centre, so I'm not tempted!!

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katgreen

Try the RHS Website for advice with your Daphne too 😊

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itstillhelen

Fingers crossed @katgreen, this one has so far survived!

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katgreen

@itstillhelen might be worth checking for vine weevils as well 😲

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