21st January 2017

Scented shrubs good for wildlife in winter gardens– two of my favourites are  Daphne Jaqueline Postill and Winter Flowering Honeysuckle (Lonicera Fragrantissima, also know colloquially as January Jasmine). Even better, they will also benefit Bees and Butterflies, any winter day over 10C, when they stir from semi-hibernation and search for nectar. Meanwhile this Daphne scents the front garden with Attar of Roses and the Honeysuckle’s citrus scent carries through the back. Conditions: Grey and still again after yesterdays crisp, bright sun.  Temperature: Max 5- Min -1 C.

Winter Flowering Honeysuckle

Winter Flowering Honeysuckle

Winter Flowering Honeysuckle

Winter Flowering Honeysuckle

Jaqueline Postill Daphne

Jaqueline Postill Daphne

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