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kez001uk

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Daphne odora x bholua 'Perfume Princess'

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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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