4th March 2015

Daphne Bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill‘, otherwise known as the Nepalese Paper Plant, is by far my favourite Daphne and a big draw for early Bees and other insects seeking nectar and pollen. It  costs about £18.00 but is very floriferous and scents the whole area of the garden with a beautiful smell that reminds me of ‘Attar of Rose’ ( essential rose oil). It grows slowly, reaching a height of 2.5 metres in 20 years and ours has been flowering for several weeks already. I photographed it today- it costs a bit but is mush more robust than the much less prolific and hard to keep, but more common Daphne Mezereum. Conditions: A beautiful sunny, blue-skied day with a North-westerly breeze. Temperature: Max 8, Min 3c.

Bees and other early insects love it

Bees and other early insects love it

Hundreds of clusters of flowers give off a scent of roses

Hundreds of clusters of flowers give off a scent of roses

Daphne Jaqueline Postill- very floriferous, slow growing, evergreen and hardy

Daphne Jaqueline Postill- very floriferous, slow growing, evergreen and hardy

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