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Thewolfsjustapuppy Tue 31-Jan-17 16:25:07

DH has been going on about it for a few weeks as every time he walks past it on the pavement he thinks it smells lovely. It is in flower now (Cornwall) and I have to agree it does smell nice.

ceara Tue 31-Jan-17 16:28:06

It looks like a Daphne but I wouldn't know which of the many varieties.

Thewolfsjustapuppy Tue 31-Jan-17 16:33:27

Thank you! I don't think it matters what variety it is as long as it has that divine smell (according to DH).

shovetheholly Tue 31-Jan-17 17:41:44

Yes, it's a daphne. You can get lovely variegated ones and they do smell DIVINE! I think that might be Daphne odora leucanthe, but I am not sure.

shovetheholly Tue 31-Jan-17 17:42:23

Oh, and take your credit card when you go to buy one! They are pricey! smile

Thewolfsjustapuppy Tue 31-Jan-17 19:56:16

shovetheholly I have just been online shopping and they are pricey! Just as well its valentines and DH's birthday in February grin

Trethew Wed 01-Feb-17 02:30:34

Daphne odora aureomarginata

Gracey1231 Wed 01-Feb-17 02:33:09

We have a daphne in our garden, lovely smell and such a cute name

shovetheholly Wed 01-Feb-17 08:59:03

thewolds - I like how you think! grin

I just asked my DH for a bulk bag of compost for Valentine's day. He was a bit confused.

And trethew is definitely right about the ID - it's aureomarginata. I can see the edges on my computer (was on my phone yesterday!)

Thewolfsjustapuppy Wed 01-Feb-17 14:13:01

Thank you, I appreciate the help. I have ordered it now and DH is getting it for Valentines grin

shovetheholly Wed 01-Feb-17 14:35:56

Hooray! Do come back and tell us how gorgeous it smells once it's established next year! smile

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