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Hi Kate we have a winter flowering Cherry opposite the kitchen door just behind the soakaway from the roof,it's been in flower for two month...

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oldchippy
Hi Kate we have a winter flowering Cherry opposite the kitchen door just behind the soakaway from the roof,it's been in flower for two month now and I have never seen it look this good,The snow drops are very stunted this year only just above the ground,there are plenty of Daffs coming into flower this year after the poor show last year. Oldchippy.
I think scent in winter is so important. Nature has given us daphne, sarcoccoca, Hamamellis, winter honeysuckle, sweet scented daffodils to name just a few. Scent throughout the year is desirable too so,I'm going to post a new thread about scent in summer.............
Kate Bradbury
Thanks for your comments. Verdun will you post a link to your post on here?

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Kate
chicky

I love my daphne Jaqueline Postil - comes out every year in the week after Christmas and is still going strong at the end of February.  Its by our driveway, so catch its gorgeous smell everytime we come home - even in the dark - magic.

I planted a wintersweet two years ago.  It is still quite tiny (40cm high) - lots of leaves in summer but, as yet, no sign of flowers.  Does anyone know how long they take to get to flowering size ?

Hi Chicky,

I have a wintersweet and only realised after planting that they can take up to 7 years to flower.  Mine started flowering in its third year (a little) and improves every year.  This year I've had a pretty nice display (year 5).  The fragrance is so lovely, though, that it's worth waiting for.  Good luck with yours!

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chicky

Hi Heliotrope

Oh dear - glad I asked, as I would have given up long before that !  Never mind, it is not taking up too much space.  Something to look forward to in 2020 !

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