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jacaranda

Our creative adventure began in 1999, a new house and a bare plot. We were part of the NGS family for 10 years. Now we’re sitting back and relaxing!

Daphne Odora 'Aureomarginata'

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jacaranda

Luckily I still have one #daphne left in the garden and it’s top of my #springfavourites list. The perfume is intoxicating and the little flowers are a delight! 💗 #daphne-odora #pink #fragrant #evergreen #springflowers 💚

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Just waiting for mine 😴😴😴 love them 🌸

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iankestrey

Waiting on mine too! Can't wait!

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jacaranda

Today we said goodbye to an old friend. She served us well for 15years with her little pink flowers and her glorious fragrance, but old age caught up with her in the end 😢 Time to reassess and find something new to take her place 👍 #daphne #daphne-odora #goodbye #newplans #mygardentoday 💚

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sieveheadsarah

I’m so glad I didn’t expire aged 15 🤣 Just look at all the space you have for something new Barbara 😀

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emch

Sounds like you may be in the market for another Daphne?

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jacaranda

I know, Sarah! There are so many plants to choose from that my head is spinning!!! 🤪 @sieveheadsarah 😘

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charlotte

Poor Daphne. But an excuse to treat yourself to a new lovely plant.

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jacaranda

I won’t plant another Daphne there, Eileen, as there’s a chance that this one succumbed to a virus rather than old age. I do have another one in a different part of the garden, though, so I can still enjoy the flowers and fragrance 👍😘 @emch

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jacaranda

It’s left quite a big space, Charlotte, so maybe I’ll get a few new plants rather than just one! 🤞😘 @charlotte

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pelly

A nice big gap for something new 😍

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sharonhayden

Always a shame to loose a plant that’s been there for years

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jacaranda

Choices, choices, choices, Jane. I hardly know where to start! @pelly 😂😘

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jacaranda

It is, Sharon, but it’s a great opportunity to plant something new in that spot. 🤞😘 @sharonhayden

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emch

Well there are a lot of other fragrant shrubs out there (if that's what you still want)! Lilac? Mockorange? Witch hazel? American spicebush?

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jacaranda

Today is #sadsunday 😢 I have two Daphnes in the garden and the oldest (top picture) is on its last legs 😢 An internet search has revealed that they’re not long lived plants and they’re also susceptible to a virus. The average life span for this variety is usually 8-10 years. I’ve probably had mine for about 14 years so it’s had a good life! Luckily the younger one (bottom photo) is healthy and full of buds so I mustn’t be too unhappy today 💕 #daphne #daphne-odora #evergreen #fragrant 💚

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anges

Oh such a shame, but 14 years shows how happy it's been in your garden Barbara! 🙂💚

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jacaranda

You’re right, Ange 👍 I’m now looking at the positive side and dreaming of what I can plant in its place!!! 😂😘 @anges

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I was thinking the same Barbara....out with the old and in with the new! and although it’s sad 14 years is a long time..same age as our Barney...😆 (in feb)

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anges

😂 that didn't take long! Enjoy choosing 😃😉🤣

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jacaranda

You’ve got to look on the bright side, Ange! Every cloud has a silver lining! 😍 @anges

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jacaranda

Although I was away for the whole of February (except the 29th!) my two Daphnes have been covered in fragrant flowers since mid January. This photo only shows a fraction of one of the shrubs and the amazing scent fills the garden. #bestoffeb #daphne #fragrant #evergreen #mygardentoday

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

That’s fabulous Barbara...I’ve a long time to wait until mines that big...

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jacaranda

It will be worth the wait, Elaine 💕 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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jacaranda

If I could bottle the fragrance and send it to you I would, Lynda 😘 @LyndaClack

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bonsaigilly

Went a walk around rode hall gardens the fragrance is amazing got to get one

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jacaranda

A must for any garden, Keith! @bonsaigilly 😍

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bonsaigilly

Agreed @jacaranda

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jacaranda

Just beginning to unfurl in the garden so I cut a couple of small sprigs to bring indoors. The perfume is wonderful! #daphne #signofspring #fragrant #cutflower

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sharonhayden

How wonderful- my friend just gave me a cutting- but they don’t seem to do well for me

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jacaranda

They can be tricky and very slow growing, Sharon, but they’re well worth the wait. Good luck with your cutting 🤞 @sharonhayden

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jacaranda

Mooching around the garden this afternoon looking for #signsofspring and being overwhelmed by the fragrance of the #daphne I wish I could bottle it! #macro #fragrant #evergreen #pinkflowers #mygardentoday 06/03/2018

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jacaranda

You can’t beat a good mooch, Gary! Hope you’ve had yours today 😂😘👍 @scaryskates

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jacaranda

6.20am 😳 that’s the middle of the night for me 😂 If I went for a mooch at that time I’d be sleepwalking!!! @scaryskates

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valjones-hughes

Ha ha, me too jacaranda. Mind I do remember a time and it was always a lovely start to the working day @scayskates

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jacaranda

I bet you had a lovely mooch, Gary! Was it raining? It is here ☔️☔️ @scaryskates Have a good day 😘

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jacaranda

#daphne is absolutely covered in flowers and the scent is beyond words!! #tuesdaytreats #pinkflowers #evergreen #fragrant #mygardentoday 23/01/2018

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awomanonabike

Wonderful. Mine has never thrived so I’ve got rid of it but took some root cutting...no sign of growth yet but I’m keeping my fingers crossed

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icedance

So lucky Barbara 🌸💕such a wonderful scent and so beautiful 😍

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brightcolours

@awomanonabike you just need to try lots of different locations till you find the perfect spot.

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awomanonabike

A pot! 😉😂 @brightcolours

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columbiariver

Love it...

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brightcolours

They can be such temperamental things... good luck! @awomanonabike Barbara obviously has just the right spot!

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rachelbrooks

Love how deep pink the buds are! 💕

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jacaranda

There are so many buds on the #daphne and the fragrance from the tiny flowers that have already opened is intoxicating! #evergreen #pinkflower #fragrance #mygardentoday 02/01/2018

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brightcolours

Love Daphne!

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Denise16

How lovely already!

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awomanonabike

How wonderful. I had to send mine to the shredding pile but took some root cuttings first...no signs of life yet though 🤞🤞

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richard.spicer.7906

Wonderful Barbara, I really need to see if I can fit a Daphne in the garden somewhere 🤔

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jacaranda

You must get one, Rich! The flowers are so beautiful and the perfume is incredible 😍 @richard.spicer.7906

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jacaranda

Slow down #daphne it’s far too early for you to be in flower! #evergreen #fragrantflower #mygardentoday

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pelly

Eeek 🤔🤔

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jacaranda

I wish you could smell this! #daphne #spring #mygardentoday 💕

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itstillhelen

I wish mine would grow like that, I've just planted a third one and keeping my fingers crossed as the last two failed!

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jacaranda

This one was very slow to get going Helen @itstillhelen so don't give up! 👍

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jacaranda

#tuesdaychoice #buds #daphne #mygardentoday Some of the buds are open already and the fragrance is amazing 😍

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jacaranda

The perfect #shrub for #winter #daphne has it all #evergreen #fragrant and gorgeous! In summer it hosts Clematis 'Princess Kate' 😍😍😍

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rachelbrooks

That's really lovely 💕

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jacaranda

And it smells amazing @rachelbrooks 😍😍

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