At last! The Daphne is coming into flower and the scent is amazingly intoxicating! I can't wait for the rest of the shrub to bloom. Strange to know that a plant that produces such beauty and perfume is so poisonous. I have a smaller Daphne which is actually a self set - how lucky is that? Adding to this heady melange of perfumes wafting around the garden at present are the numerous hyacinths now in in flower and the 3 Lonicera Fragrantissima's which started to open their flower buds in early February continue to wow the olfactories with their contributions! Anosmia must be a terrible affliction for a gardener especially at this time of year!
|Unknown Japanese ornamental cherry|