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Daphnes - do they self seed?

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 08:25

I have a daphne Jacqueline Postil - quite big and over 10 years old.  Yesterday I noticed a small plant growing beneath it, which at first i thought was a weed, but actually looks like a baby daphne.

does anyone know if they can self seed in this way?

and if it has, when is the best time to move the baby to grow it on elsewhere?

many thanks


Posted: 15/11/2014 at 08:21

Morning DD and Dove

Misty here, but looks like it will clear to a nice day.  I had some bare root plants arrive during the week that need some attention, and plan to tackle another section of the border with a weeding marathon.  With the progress I am currently making I might even be done by the spring.

but first......another cuppa


Posted: 14/11/2014 at 19:35

Congrats to Mrs Archie - i didn't know she wrote poetry as well as Crime - talented lady

Ahhhhhhh!  Its Friday  Forecast good tomorrow so some gardening will be done

Glad Bill was good Woody - love a bit of the bard.  OH once lodged in Stratford and we used to go once a week on returns.  Keep promising myself a trip to the globe too - but the summers just keep whizzing by 

Talkback: Digging beds and borders

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 06:40

We used it last year, but won't bother again - it kept coming up again all summer, like a persistent weed.  Horse manure is much better - we have local stables who are happy for us to take it away for them - great find


Posted: 14/11/2014 at 06:35

Morning all - its Friday - yippee

Anxiously checking the weekend forecast to see if there will be any breaks in the rain ....looking quite hopeful

Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 22:22

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 22:00

Love the Acer DD.  And David - yours is looking gently golden

Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 21:55

My Burncoose ones have settled in nicely and flowered all summer.  They are in dappled shade, quite moist.  Fingers crossed they get through their second winter.


Posted: 13/11/2014 at 21:42

Bon voyage Lizzie - hope you bring some sunshine with you - getting a bit soggy here (well except in Verdland, where the sun always shines).

Hawthorn hedge in the winter

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 07:00

We have holly mixed in with our hedge - nice and evergreen, and lots of berries about now.  Its easy to hack into shape too - ours had grown into trees when we inherited it - we cut it right back and it is now a lovely dense hedge.

You could also get some ivy growing through the hawthorn - to give you some evergreen cover, and great for wildlife too

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