mezereum is a deciduous plant and gets its leaves after flowering in late spring.
Also scattered about are fragrant shrubs such as Daphne
burkwoodii 'Albert Burkwood', D.
IT'S a crying shame that pensioner Daphne
Smallman didn't live to see her victory over Tesco, fined PS300,000 this week for price fiddling.
Q I'VE visited quite a few local nurseries, looking for a shrub called Daphne
X Mantensiana Manten I've read about, but to no avail.
Right by the Daphne
, an elegant 'Oemlaria cerasiformis' shrub with its drooping clusters of small white flowers has a slightly less powerful fragrance but always a very attractive display, with flowers appearing on bare stems before any foliage.
is native to China and has been described in that culture's literature for a thousand years.
There are several daphnes
worth planting for winter colour.
It is also a great choice for growing in a shaded part of the garden because it tolerates these conditions better than most other daphnes
A plant that is grafted is the DAPHNES
, although there are some species grown from seed.
Take cuttings of half-ripe wood - that is the new growth which is still quite sappy but beginning to harden - from shrubs like camellias, daphnes
, ceanothus, buddleia and heathers, and root them in a gritty compost in a cold frame.
When he arrived in London in 1994, he landed a job working as the senior choux chef at the Tower Thistle Hotel, later working at Daphnes
- Princess Di's favourite restaurant.
These are plants with familiar names such as rhododendrons, peonies, primulas, cordylines and daphnes
Among the evergreen shrubs are Viburnums and Daphnes
, but one of my favourites, preferably grown against a wall, is Garrva eliptica.
There is nothing wrong with using them but this ignores the masses of dwarf rhododendrons, primulas, drabas and androsace, gentians, poppyworts (Meconopsis), daphnes
, dwarf bulbs and willows.
Masses of snowdrops, unusual hellebores and bushes of fragrant daphnes
make Eric and Glenis Dyer's garden an acre of flower colour which you can see tomorrow and Sunday when the garden at Binton Road, next the Bell Inn, is open from 2pm-5pm, with home-made teas.