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The Daphnes Are Delightful

By Danielcarruthers
Daphne Jacqueline Postill coming into flower<img src="" height="375" width="500" alt="Daphne Jacqueline Postill coming into flower" /> <img src="" height="375" width="500" alt="Daphne odora Aureomarginata about to flower" /> <img src="" height="375" width="500" alt="The fragrant Daphne retusa in flower" />

Three of my daphnes are flowering, or on the point of doing so – D.‘Jacqueline Postil’ has been out for the best part of a month. Rather puzzlingly, Daphne retusa has been flowering in a modest way most of the winter and D.odora ‘Aureomarginata’ is covered in fat pink buds that will burst into flower any day now. I don’t remember D.retusa behaving this way before – very odd.

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