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how close would you plant Daphne Eternal Fragrance to one another?

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 16:27

If you can take a couple back snowdrop I would. how about a heuchera...evergreen, flowers, lovely foliage?  Sarcoccoca..Sweet Box?  Evergreen, scented flowers in late winter?  Or a hellebore?  Evergreen, spring flowers?


Spotty aeonium

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 16:19

Mousey....been in the wars!  

The aeoniums will be better for being outside....sun, air Lizzy said the spotting will prob disappear then.

Im sure zebedee will be thrive but keep pots ....heavy clay brtter than lightweight plastic ones.....big enough to support them

My aeoniums remain red/black all year round but I did have a variety...a clone....that turned green at times.  Perhaps one of Zebedee's family 

how close would you plant Daphne Eternal Fragrance to one another?

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 16:08

That will certainly kill them snowdrop.  

Aphids are the biggest issue for daphnes....these spread virusses.  So, I would be inclined to spray for aphids occasionally

i know the advice has been disappointing but if you can grow them well snowdrop they have a nice scent

Help Needed

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 16:04

And put them outside now.  They wont like it indoors.  water sparingly too 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 15:45

Not a lot of time for the garden but cut grass, planred out guara lindheimerii, the white variety, staked heleniums, (they are starting to flower) and potted on the hardy heliotropes that I rooted a few weeks back


how close would you plant Daphne Eternal Fragrance to one another?

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 12:18

A hedge of daphne would be risky snowdrop.  Daphnes are prone to virusses, hate being pruned and can suddenly die for no apparent reason. 

I too would grow them where the scent can be appreciated but not in an obvious display position and not together.  If one plant caught a virus they would all succomb if planted together.

currently I dont have any daphnes here now but have had odora, mezereum, eternal fragrance.  Jacqueline postille, somerset variegated and many locally raised ones.  


Posted: 09/06/2015 at 12:09 soon as flowerheads begin to fade cut the stalk back to side shoots or often secondary spikes.  


Posted: 09/06/2015 at 11:52

Think you may be right WillDB.  Especially if done early to mid summer

how close would you plant Daphne Eternal Fragrance to one another?

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 07:33

Amd short lived Tetley.  Not sure I would want  any daphne as a centrepiece for permanent planting.  


Posted: 09/06/2015 at 07:30

Yes indeedy fairy 

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