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Daphne odora x bholua 'Perfume Princess'

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kez001uk

#daphne #daphne-perfume-princess

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

She’s well named Princess 👸🏻 😍

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ShelleySnyder

Wow!💘😍

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jeatacake

Looks absolutely perfect in full flower 👌

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ublaszko

Wow!

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kez001uk

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom that she is! So pleased with her this year 💗

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kez001uk

@ShelleySnyder puts on quite a show doesn’t she 😛

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kez001uk

@jeatacake thanks Jeff 😊 can’t believe it’s still going strong!

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kez001uk

@ublaszko not a bad looking plant is it 😁

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ShelleySnyder

Absolutely!💘😍

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ublaszko

😝😝😝

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jeatacake

Mine is too but still hasn't got all its flowers open yet!

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kez001uk

#daphne #daphne-perfume-princess

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I’ve still only got one tiny flower open on mine...😴🥱💗🤍

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ublaszko

👃

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jeatacake

Wow! So many flowers on one shoot! 😮

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kez001uk

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom she’s keeping you waiting 😜

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kez001uk

@ublaszko one of the nicest scents ever 🤤

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kez001uk

@jeatacake it’s crazy isn’t it! Hopefully as some fade others fill open 😋

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ublaszko

It is! I'm looking forward to my daffodils 'Bridal Crown' which have the very same scent 😍😍😍 It's so delicious you almost want to eat it 😁😁

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jeatacake

Its certainly lasting well as it is 👍

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kez001uk

@ublaszko your bridal crown daffodils were perfect 😍 bonus that they smell so good too 😋

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kez001uk

@jeatacake I checked back and it’s been in flower about a month 😯

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ublaszko

They came in a fragrant daffodil mix but Bridal Crown seems to have the best scent. I smelled Tete a tete yesterday and it was not good 😷

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kez001uk

Still in love with it 😍 #daphne #daphne-perfume-princess

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suerichards

It looks so happy there too 💕

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kez001uk

@suerichards thanks Sue 😀 it’s transformed since I moved it into a sheltered corner. Am obsessed with it 😂

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sharonhayden

Really lovely 😊

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kez001uk

@sharonhayden thanks Sharon 😃 looking its best right now 💞

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jeatacake

Going from strength to strength 😍

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kez001uk

@jeatacake thanks Jeff 😛 I post it a lot but am amazed by its transformation. Adore it 💕

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jeatacake

Well worth a few posts 👍 Wish I could say the same about my tardy thing! 😴

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kez001uk

@jeatacake yours still making you wait?

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jeatacake

Yep. Just been out there to plant my new laburnum near it. Seems like it's almost frozen in time. I won't mind though if the flowers last as long when they eventually open! 😏

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kez001uk

@jeatacake oooh, can’t wait to see the laburnum when it starts doing its thing 😍 been a month of mine in flower and it’s still looking great! Hopefully once you’re decided it’s ready to explode it’ll go on til springtime 🤞🏻

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jeatacake

I hope so. Its certainly going to have a lot of flowers. Almost as many as yours, but it's got "watching grass grow " well beaten! 😄

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kez001uk

#daphne #daphne-perfume-princess

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lilybee

Can almost smell it from here Kerry 😍

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kez001uk

@lilybee it’s so fragrant 😍 so pleased with it this year, as you can tell from the daily photos 😂

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Gorgeous....wish I could smell it...👌🏼

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kez001uk

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom it’s so strong now there are lots of flowers open 🤤 so fruity and pretty smelling 😋 you’ll have yours open soon 😁

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gjones

She's very pretty!

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jeatacake

Looks wonderful in full flower 😍

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kez001uk

@gjones thank you Katy 😀 I’m a little obsessed with her 💗

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kez001uk

@jeatacake it really does! So pleased with it 💕

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pixierose

Beautiful @kez001uk 😊🙏🏼

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kez001uk

@pixierose thanks Christine 😀 I post it way too much but proud of the little thing 😂💚

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kez001uk

#daphne #daphne-perfume-princess

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Here she comes....😘

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kez001uk

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom the scent is 😍😍😍

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

@kez001uk just waiting for mine to open....👌🏼😉

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kez001uk

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom looking forward to seeing yours 😁

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kez001uk

Again, I know, but keeps looking better and better 💚💕 #daphne #daphne-perfume-princess

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lovemygarden65

Beautiful 💞

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pixierose

@kez001uk Looks so good Kerry. It really has made a huge difference putting it in the shade. 😊👍🏼

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ublaszko

I really like it! Love the pink buds 😍😍

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wtwitchell6969

I’ve just bought our first @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@lovemygarden65 thanks Marilyn 😀 I’m a bit obsessed with it 😅

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kez001uk

@pixierose thank you Christine 😃 it’s improved so much but worried it’s been damaged by some 🤬 birds digging out the soil and exposing roots to the frost last night 😔

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kez001uk

@ublaszko remind me of rhododendrons where they’re much darker on the outside. It’s just so pretty 😜

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kez001uk

@wtwitchell6969 you won’t be disappointed 😊

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wtwitchell6969

Any advice on planting it when it arrives tomorrow? @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@wtwitchell6969 they seem to do much better in shade and a sheltered spot too. Also if you’re planting in the ground they don’t like being moved at all

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wtwitchell6969

Okie dokie. Haven’t decided yet if to put in pot or ground. How old is yours now

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kez001uk

#daphne #daphne-perfume-princess

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laketitlow

Beautiful

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pixierose

@kez001uk I love Daphne but mine isn’t such a deep green. Do you give it any special feed? 🤔🙏🏼

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jeatacake

Ah! Fully opening now👍💕 That'll be mine in early February! 😁

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kez001uk

@laketitlow thanks Annette 😁 the highlight of my day is smelling these flowers 😍

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kez001uk

@pixierose sounds like how this one was last year. If you look back mine was more like a like green. Since I moved it into a sheltered, shady corner it’s completely changed and looks fantastic! I don’t really feed it, I’m terrible for remembering 🙈

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kez001uk

@jeatacake the scent gets stronger every day 😋 not long to wait for yours 😁

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gjones

I thought the flowers might be pink but they're a pretty bright white!😍

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kez001uk

@gjones they look so different inside to what you expect from the buds 😜 bit like some rhododendrons

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kez001uk

It’s opening 😁🤗 #daphne #daphne-perfume-princess

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godfreye

Lovely wait till they are all open wow🤗

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Gorg 💗💗💗💗

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suerichards

That’s gorgeous 💕

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lilybee

That looks so pretty Kerry, wish we could smell it too!

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gjones

Lovely flowers! Going to be beautiful!

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ublaszko

That was quick! Don't forget to sniff it! 😂😁😁

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laketitlow

Beautiful pink flowers

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justinkhoo

What a looker! 😍

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kez001uk

@godfreye thanks Enid 😀 I can’t wait to see and smell it once it’s in full bloom 😋

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kez001uk

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom thank you Elaine 😃

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kez001uk

@suerichards thank you Sue 😄

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kez001uk

#daphne #daphne-perfume-princess

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queruqui

Lovely 😍

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ukjohnny

...they are superb plants ..I love Daphnes ..I haven't got one yet but have seen a few ...very classy and amazing scent ...I have to get one Kez...note to self ..buy a Daphne in 2020☺️

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Wow it’s way out in front Kerry...I love them...💗

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ShelleySnyder

Ooooohhhhweeee! I can smell it from here!💘😍

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sherrisgarden

That's going to be very pretty !! New plant to me. 😍😍

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laketitlow

What are your winters like there? You still have plants in the ground. It must be much warmer than Minnesota.

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ublaszko

Not much longer 😆😆😆

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gjones

Going to be so pretty very soon!

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kez001uk

@queruqui thank you Queru 😀

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kez001uk

@ukjohnny they really are great! And the smell once they flower 😍 love them for the evergreen foliage too 💚 definitely has to be your new year resolution - get a daphne 😉

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kez001uk

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom seem to have found its happy place 😛 they’re such great plants 💗

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kez001uk

#daphne #daphne-perfume-princess

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sharonhayden

That is going to smell lovely

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jeatacake

Wow! So many flower buds👍None on mine. Only leaf buds I think 🤔

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alan1111

I'm looking forward to seeing this one flower ☺ I don't think I've seen this particular one

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kez001uk

@sharonhayden I can’t wait to smell it again 😛 only had a couple of flowers on it last year and it was so fragrant 😍

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kez001uk

@jeatacake this is a fair bit ahead of last years flowering so hopefully yours won’t be too long 😛

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kez001uk

@alan1111 I hope it’s going to be soon 😛 keep waiting on the buds to open but they’re slow going! The flowers are very pretty but didn’t have very many last year 🤪

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jeatacake

Mine's showing a bit of colour now in a few buds. Hopefully more will follow 🤞

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alan1111

They'll be worth the wait plus you have more flowers this year

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kez001uk

@jeatacake 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻

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kez001uk

@alan1111 win/win 😁

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kez001uk

Another full of buds 💕 #daphne #daphne-perfume-princess

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sabbanrula

Those seem so great 😃 I bet the smell will be wonderful 😍

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alan1111

Plenty of buds there Kerry the whole plant is looking good. What is that you have growing beside it thanks

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kez001uk

@sabbanrula the scent is amazing when it flowers 😋 smells like fruit salad 😍 it’s a bit of a difficult plant but well worth the effort once you find its happy place ☺️

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kez001uk

@alan1111 thanks Alan 😛 it’s looking the best it ever has 😁 the pots either side have little heathers in 😊

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sabbanrula

😋😋 fruit salad 😁

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kez001uk

😁

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Love Daphne....🌸

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kez001uk

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom gorgeous aren’t they 😋 just didn’t expect it to be flowering already 😜

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jeatacake

That is early. The flowers last a while too :)

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

It is a bit early....it was definitely after Christmas when mine were in flower but having said that mine are well in bud.....

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kez001uk

@jeatacake hoping the cold delays them opening for a while. It’s about 5-6 weeks ahead of last flowering 😐

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kez001uk

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom perhaps they bud up early, like rhododendrons and the like 🤔 didn’t notice it last year as it was hidden away so could be typical for it 😜

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jeatacake

If they do open soon, the cold will mean they last longer when open I think 🤔

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

That’s possible Kerry...👍🏼

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kez001uk

@jeatacake even better 😋

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kez001uk

Finally back to its proper colour 💚

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gjones

Did you ever figure out why it had changed colour and had brown spots?

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kez001uk

@gjones I’m assuming it was position. I had it in full sun and it looked almost yellow so moved it into the shade after flowering and it’s come back to look better than ever. Everything I’ve read says full sun/part shade, now it’s in full shade and thriving 😂

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gjones

Funny how that works!! I've had several plants that say full sun but we've discovered it doesn't mean full sun where we live😄😄

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kez001uk

@gjones I think that’s what it is, the sun is different everywhere so it’s just too much in some places I guess. I’m just hoping it’ll still flower where it is 🤞🏻

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gjones

On the farm where I grew up, one of our flower gardens was protected by the house on one side and dense rows of trees on the other 3 sides. It created a micro climate in the centre. For a few years, my mother had daphne and I remember it was just beautiful.

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I moved my Daphne and she looks ill...😏

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kez001uk

@gjones that sounds perfect! Keeps it sheltered to a large extent so protects from a lot of weathers. There are so many varieties of Daphne but they’re all so pretty. And the scent 😍

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kez001uk

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom I read they hate to be moved but can recover from the shock after a while. Some plants sulk more than us humans 😂 One benefit of container gardening is I don’t have to dig them up to move 😜

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kez001uk

Not sure why it’s such a light green now 😕 and the brown patches, is that cold damage? @jeatacake

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ublaszko

It could be several things so I think you might need to try different things and rule them out one by one. Check the soil and see if it feels wet. They are quite prone to overwatering so you should let the soil dry out between waterings and make sure it doesn't sit in wet soil. 😊 Also is it in a large pot? They have deep roots so need a pot twice the size of the pot it came in originally to let it grow out and establish. ☺

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kez001uk

@ublaszko to be honest I rarely water it, only in summer when it feels dry. I had one before and killed it by overwatering 😂 so I leave it alone now. It’s in a good sized pot, well drained and never standing in water. I read frost can damage the leaves this way but we haven’t hardly had any here so not sure that’s the issue either 😜

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ublaszko

It doesn't look like frost damage and the temps would have to be -5 for a prolonged period. It's not leaf chlorosis either as it isn't showing darker leaf veins. I think it looks like nitrogen deficiency because it seems to have lighter centre similar to my hellebore earlier this year. I don't know why it would have nitrogen deficiency though. Can you see any white build up on the inside or outside of the pot?

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kez001uk

@ublaszko you’re so knowledgeable 😜 I’ll take a look at the pot tomorrow. If it has white build up then I just need to feed it a high nitrogen plant food?

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ublaszko

If there's white build up you'll need to rub it off and flush the soil with plenty of warm water and let it dry out before doing anything else with it. Otherwise, I'd use slow-release general purpose feed but wait until it finishes flowering and shows signs of new growth. ☺ I've had some experience with nitrogen deficiency but it could also be something unrelated. It shouldn't hurt though to give it a small dose of slow release food when it's actively growing.

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kez001uk

@ublaszko I’ll give it some food tomorrow because I can’t even remember when I last fed it 🙈 then see about the build up and will go from there. Thank you Urszula ☺️

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ublaszko

Annual spring feed should be enough. Check the salt build up first though. You don't want to add fertiliser on top of salt toxicity. 😅

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kez001uk

@ublaszko oh yeah 🙈 I should be banned from having anything nice 🤣🤣🤣

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ublaszko

😂😂😂

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jeatacake

I think as @ublaszko says, it may need a feed, as if it's in a pot or a tub, the nutrients decline much faster than if in the ground

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kimguy

I believe you have a lot of awesome info to work with from @ublaszko @humus1 @jeatacake Good luck🍀🍀🍀

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kez001uk

Doesn’t look too impressive but the scent is 🤤 @jeatacake

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gjones

It's pretty!

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kez001uk

@gjones thank you 😊

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jeatacake

Mine are the same, but yours also has loads more buds still to open 👍

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lilybee

The scent is fabulous isn't Kerry. 💕

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kez001uk

@jeatacake there’s a few but they seem to have put the brakes on 😂

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kez001uk

@lilybee it’s amazing Sue! It’s a lot sweeter than I would think from the name 😜

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jeatacake

I had 6 flowers open when I checked them at the weekend, but loads more still just taking their time! 😁

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kez001uk

@jeatacake you’re definitely winning the Daphne race! Still only have the 2 🤣

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jeatacake

Really? That's odd. Will see where mine's up to tomorrow when off! 👍

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kez001uk

@jeatacake yup, mine is still the same today 😕 how’s yours going?

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jeatacake

Probably about 50-50 flowers open now which is about 15 open I'd say. Strangely though, the overall scent from it is just the same 🤔

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kez001uk

First ever flowers 😁💗

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sherrisgarden

New plant to me. Seems like it's going to be a spectacular flower !! (Photo in encyclopedia)

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kez001uk

@sherrisgarden I just took a look at the encyclopedia photos and you’re right, looks gorgeous when the flowers open 😍 can’t wait to find out how it smells either. Supposedly highly fragrant 😋

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sherrisgarden

Oh cool !! I missed that part

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Muzz67

The perfume would have to be my most favourite ever!! Dont know if you have the breakfast cereal fruit loops? But it smells like that to me Kerry😁 @sherrisgarden 😁

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sherrisgarden

Fruit Loops smell !!! I must go look for this plant !!! @Muzz67

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kez001uk

@Muzz67 oh I really can’t wait to smell it now 🤤 it’s such an unassuming looking plant but now it’s started to flower it’s really standing out. Just love it 😁

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jeatacake

Nice 👌 My Daphne (sounds like an elderly aunt!) looks to be at the same stage. I must take a fresh look at it soon & not miss it flowering as I normally do. Meant to be very scented too, but always missed that too 🤨

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kez001uk

@jeatacake 😂😂😂 good ol’ auntie Daph 🤣🤣🤣 does it not stay in flower for long? Mine has never bloomed before so I’m clueless 🤪

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jeatacake

I'd best not miss mine then, as it has a few buds on it. Before it's only had the odd one.

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kez001uk

@jeatacake something for us both to look forward to 😁

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jeatacake

Absolutely.... if my addled brain remembers 😁

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kez001uk

More leaves or flowers finally?

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